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GAO to reaffirms right to hear task order protests

Even though the legislative authority expired in May, GAO determined it still can decide task order complaints because of the Competition in Contracting Act.

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 07:57am EDT
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Radiation detection feeling a gas pinch too

Energy sells helium-3 faster than NNSA can collect it. What this means, and why it's a problem, is explained for us by GAO's Dr. Timothy Persons.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 10:08am EDT
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NRC's $252M Dell IT contract survives protest

This is the largest technology services contract ever from the agency.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:31am EDT

Tips to get "Ticket to Work" on the road

Find out what changes The Social Security Administration needs to make to one of its programs. Daniel Bertoni is the director of education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues at GAO.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:03pm EDT
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DoD clearance success paves way for future

Management leaders in the Defense Department said a dogged and determined end-to-end examination of the government's complex security clearance processes got that topic off of GAO's high risk list this year. That approach is coming to the rest of DoD's back office operations.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:23am EDT
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New industry guidance for securing Smart Grid

Learn more in today's Cybersecurity Update

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 08:30am EDT

IRS head apologizes to ID theft victims

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service offered a public apology Thursday to taxpayers who have had their names and social security numbers used to claim fraudulent refunds. The IRS is working to strengthen its internal controls to prevent it from issuing such refunds in the future.

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:29am EDT
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Managing contractors' costs

Contractors may cost more than you think. The Energy Department is finding that out the hard way. Mark Gaffigan is the Managing Director for Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO.

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 07:05pm EDT
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DoD struggles to manage space program

The Government Accountability Office examined the key systems DoD is using to provide space situational awareness. Federal News Radio spoke with Christina Chaplain, GAO's director of acquisition and sourcing management issues.

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 01:04pm EDT
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Collaboration lessons from Army, Marine Corps training

GAO's Sharon Pickup explains how the Army and Marine Corps are working together and how your agency can work with other agencies to achieve a common goal.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:15pm EDT
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Agencies having trouble analyzing service contracts

GAO found many agencies will fall short of the June 30 deadline to determine if they are using service contractors appropriately.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 06:37pm EDT

How DoD develops joint requirements

John Pendleton is Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:36pm EDT
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How GAO identified tax-deliquent stimulus contractors

Greg Kutz, the Managing Director of GAO's Forensic Audits and Special Investigations team, explained how contractors were evaluated for the report.

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 06:19pm EDT
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OFPP promises to tame interagency contracts

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon told a Senate committee that a new rule to add more oversight to multi-agency contracts should be out soon. Agencies wanting to develop new multiple award contracts will have to justify them before going forward. OFPP is also trying to use strategic sourcing to take advantage of the government's buying power.

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Tax delinquents win stimulus contracts

The Hill's Bernie Becker said some of those funds may never be recovered.

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 10:31am EDT
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GAO: Stimulus contractors owe millions in back taxes

A Government Accountability Office report to be released Tuesday finds contractors who received stimulus funds have more than $757 million in back taxes.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:11pm EDT

GAO: DoD overestimated housing costs

The Defense Department has significantly underestimated the amount of money it needs to pay for service members housing allowances.

Friday - 05/20/2011, 05:45pm EDT

Increasing efficiency in DOD equipment positioning

See how DOD's money saving and efficiency tactics match up against your agency's. Bill Solis, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues, GAO has more information

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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GAO conducts another review of VA IT systems

IT management challenges continue at the VA and the Government Accountability Office's recommendations might keep your agency off the high-risk list. Joel Willemssen is the Managing Director for Information Technology Issues at the GAO.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:08pm EDT
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Injured troops still waiting for claim processing

A system designed to get wounded troops out of the military and on disability compensation more quickly has failed recently to meet its efficiency goals, delaying service members' release sometimes more than a year, documents show.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 09:40am EDT
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