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How contractors can approach a bid protest and not antagonize the agency

Bill Welch is the chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group at General Counsel.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:36pm EDT
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GAO upholds two of three email-as-a-service protests

Two vendors found success in the claim that GSA was unfair in requiring data centers to be housed only in Trade Agreements Act designated countries. GAO also said GSA was ambiguous in its security requirements for cloud data centers. But the vendors lost on their protest of GSA's requirement for a "government-only" cloud.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:51pm EDT

What's wrong with EPA's budget management?

David Trimble, director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, discussed some of the recommendations to fix EPA's budget management.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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GAO: Postal Service did not overpay CSRS account

The Postal Service has not paid too much for retirement benefits for employees under the Civil Service Retirement System. A report by the Government Accountability Office throws a wrench in the Postal Service's plan to return to profitability by accessing more than $50 billion now held for retirement benefits.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 01:51pm EDT
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GAO: More input will make a better QHSR

David Maurer is the director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at GAO.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 04:09pm EDT
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Why still so many cyber weaknesses at agencies?

Patricia Titus is Vice President of CISCO at Unisys.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 04:49pm EDT
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GAO: Agencies need more policing of contractors

Federal contractors may be getting away with fraud or shoddy work, according to a Government Accountability Office study of five years' worth of federal contracts. GAO found that most agencies are not using enforcement tools meant to cut off the flow of public funds to bad contractors.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:13pm EDT
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GAO's recs to get FAA's Next Gen back on track

The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Gen system is falling behind its timeline to meet a 2012 deadline.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:50pm EDT
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GAO slams agency cyber efforts

Auditors find all 24 agencies it reviewed had weaknesses in security controls. GAO also found problems with training and oversight of contractor systems. It recommends OMB and DHS provide better performance metrics.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:25pm EDT

DoD still has work ahead to be auditable by 2017

The Government Accountability Office is looking at the progress the Pentagon is making.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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How independent are agency IGs?

The GAO's reports evaluates the independence of inspector generals in government.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:53pm EDT
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Agencies using HSPD-12 as 'glorified ID cards'

The ID card hanging around your neck isn't living up to its potential. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) cards allow secure entry into federal facilities.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 07:32pm EDT
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Acquisition reform and more

Allen Federal president Larry Allen joins host Mark Amtower to talk a wide range of government procurement issues.
September 19, 2011(Encore presentation October 24, 2011)

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:00pm EDT
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 15

On today's Federal Drive: Lawmakers plan to promote structural reforms in the Homeland Security Department through its authorization bill and the Senate Armed Services Committee mulls the numbers of the top ranks of the Defense Department.

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 07:38am EDT

GAO weighs costs of DoD role in border patrols

GAO says the cost of moving more defense workers to the border will depend on how they are deployed.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 05:00pm EDT

Is deploying National Guard to fill Border Patrol gaps worth it?

A new Government Accountability Office report said the success of using National Guard troops to shore up gaps in Border Patrol personnel will depend on how the troops are deployed.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 10:04am EDT

Agencies earning a 'profit' from contract fees

GAO found four of six governmentwide acquisition contracts ended up with 'excess revenue' for the agency in each of the last four years. GSA's schedules programs earned an extra $62 million a year, while Interior and NASA earned an extra $4.7 million and $1.7 million annually, respectively.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 07:53pm EDT
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GAO: Congress must act fast to stave off USPS bankruptcy

If the Postal Service were a business, it would be facing the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. USPS lost $20 billion in last five years, and it is on track to lose more than $6 billion this year. GAO evaluates the state of the Postal Service and what needs to be done in the short-term by Congress.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 02:08pm EDT
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GAO: Homeland Security 'still maturing'

Cathy Berrick, the managing director for homeland security and justice issues at GAO, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the latest progress report on the agency. This interview is part of Federal News Radio's ongoing coverage of "9/11: A Government Changed."

Friday - 09/09/2011, 10:21am EDT
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 8

On today's Federal Drive: DHS celebrates its post-9/11 role and acknowledges the challenges that remain and the government works to keep counterfeit products out of its supply chain.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 08:40am EDT
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