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GAO: Acquisition planning must include cost estimates, best practices

The top four civilian agencies can do a better job in the planning stages for service contracts, according to a new Government Accountability Office.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 05:07pm EDT

GAO: State leaving security holes unplugged

The Government Accountability Office says a State Department program designed to help its managers mitigate IT risks fails to provide a complete view of those risks.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 06:39pm EDT

IBM protests $12B VA IT contract

IBM has protested the Veterans Affairs Department's multi-billion dollar information technology contract, under the Transformation 21 Total Technology (T4) program.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 04:51pm EDT

GAO: Agencies struggle with social media use

The Government Accountability Office says many of the 24 biggest agencies are still struggling with how to use social media effectively

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:52pm EDT

GAO: Shortfalls in DoD's cyber policy

Davi D'Agostino, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, discusses highlights from the report.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 05:34pm EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - July 29

On today's Federal Drive, DHS gets a new chief human capital officer, and the Senate ponders legislation governing online access agency reports and a Pentagon mentoring program.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 08:48am EDT

Analysis: What's the progress of the data center closings?

Mark Forman, the first E-gov Administrator at OMB, shares his thoughts on the progress of the data center consolidation and closings.

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 04:11pm EDT

GAO: DoD needs standard training for ballistic missile program

John Pendleton is the Director of Defense Capabilities & Management Issues at GAO. His agency's report found DoD must improve training for its Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 02:34pm EDT

GAO decries 'decentralized' DoD cyber efforts

A recently declassified Government Accountability Office report found that Defense Department cybersecurity efforts are decentralized and spread across various offices. GAO recommends that the Pentagon set a timeframe to streamline its joint cyber operations.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:52pm EDT

More guidance needed for emergency telework plans

While the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 required agencies to include telework policies in their continuity of operation plans, GAO found agencies lack a definition of what "inclusion" means.

Sunday - 07/24/2011, 06:23pm EDT

GAO: DHS needs cost-benefit analysis in IT acquisitions

David Maurer, the director of homeland security and justice issues at GAO told Federal News Radio, the latest Government Accountability Office report on DHS acquisition contains three key areas for improvement, including better defined requirements and more testing and evaluation of technologies.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 05:25pm EDT

GAO: Training gaps in DOD missile defense

A new GAO report shows that DOD's Ballistic Missile Defense System lacks clear oversight on training and funding.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:12pm EDT

GAO gives annuities good grade; investors still wary

Charles Farrell, a principal with Northstar Investment Advisors, discussed the pros and cons of buying annuities. The Government Accountability Office recently released a report detailing various retirement strategies, including converting savings into an annuity.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 05:39pm EDT

GAO tracking workers' compensation fraud

If you've seen evidence of workers' compensation fraud, the Government Accountability Office wants to know about it. Greg Kutz, director of GAO's Forensic Audits and Investigative Service on the effort.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 10:41am EDT

DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

Best practices for international interagency collaboration

John Pendleton, the director of Defense Capabilities & Management at Government Accountability Office, shares what you need to do to make sure your agency works well with other agencies.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:04pm EDT

GAO investigates workers' comp abuses

The Government Accountability Office is accepting anonymous reports of workers' compensation abuses by federal employees as part of an investigation into fraud in the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 01:44pm EDT

GAO: Collaboration overseas key to fighting terrorism

A new GAO report finds gaps in the United States' collaboration with international partners on terrorism

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:25pm EDT

NASA should revise contract termination policy, GAO says

As terminations become more likely due to tightening budgets, GAO said NASA needs to develop more guidance for its acquisition professionals. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisitions and sourcing management at GAO, spoke with Federal News Radio about the recommendations.

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:35pm EDT

The GAO celebrates 90 years!

How will the GAO celebrate a big milestone? We hear from Comptroller General Gene Dodaro

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:06pm EDT
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