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Google wins stay of Interior award to Microsoft for cloud

The Court of Federal Claims rules that Interior violated law and federal regulations in awarding a sole source contract to Microsoft for e-mail and collaboration services in the cloud. This the latest episode in an ongoing battle between the two software giants to provide cloud services to agencies.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:09am EST

GAO's Hite reflects on technology's growing impact on the job

GAO's director of IT Architecture and Systems Issues Randy Hite retired last week, joins the Federal Drive for an exit interview

Monday - 01/03/2011, 09:40am EST
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Dodaro sworn in as GAO head

A 30-year veteran of the Government Accountability Office was formally sworn-in Thursday as U.S. Comptroller General.

Friday - 12/31/2010, 11:52am EST

GAO: Weaknesses in federal financial management

GAO's Bob Dacey explains why the agency could not issue an opinion on the federal government's consolidated financial statements for the 14th year in a row.

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 10:07am EST
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GAO evaluates agencies' work-life programs

GAO has recommendations for what more agencies and OPM can do to recruit and keep talented workers

Monday - 12/20/2010, 09:41am EST
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NARA to suspend development of ERA starting in 2012

The agency is deciding whether or not to move forward with the contract option for operations and maintenance with Lockheed Martin. GAO and OMB say the project has multiple problems, including more than a $200 million increase in the total cost for ERA and a lack of usage by agencies. After going through a TechStat sessions, NARA and OMB decided to stop enhancing the system and focus on use.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 07:17am EST
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GAO probes efficiency of 2010 Census

This year's Census Bureau survey was the most expensive ever at $13 billion. The Government Accountability Office reviews the performance by the Bureau and where it can be more efficient.

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 05:10pm EST
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GAO reports on how to rightsize the Postal Service

The recession and changes in the use of mail as transactions and messages go more and more electronic. How can the USPS keep up? The GAO's Phil Herr has details.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 10:41am EST
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Mindshare: managing IT projects incrementally

Randolph Hite with GAO says his experience over the last 30 years in looking at large-scale IT projects across more federal departments and agencies than I can name has shown that this self-evident truth has been long and widely recognized and adopted when it comes to how IT projects are developed or acquired.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 09:31am EST
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Are federal agencies truly managing IT projects incrementally?

Does acquiring or developing a system incrementally equate to managing it incrementally? In a word, the answer is "no." Randolph C. Hite is the director of IT Architecture and Systems Issues at the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:39pm EST
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GAO: contract protests hit 15-year high

Bid protests are up, which means so is the workload at GAO. The Government Accountability Office's Ralph White explains what's involved.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 09:31am EST
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DHS $450 million TASC contract protested

Global Computer Enterprise submits a complaint to GAO after DHS awards the deal to CACI last month.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 05:37pm EST

GAO: Wireless networks still not secure

Naba Barkakati, GAO's Chief Technologist, shares how agencies can secure their wireless networks.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:20pm EST
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GAO: Vulnerabilities remain in agency wireless networks

Auditors look at how 24 agencies secure their wireless networks and find some progress, but many of the same problems that GAO found in 2005.

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 06:58pm EST

GAO finds HUD's IT strategy lacking

The Government Accountability Office takes a look at how the Department of Housing and Urban Development is doing with modernizing IT. GAO's Randy Hite tells us about the findings.

Monday - 11/29/2010, 09:41am EST
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Likely smooth sailing for Comptroller General nominee Gene Dodaro

Chairman and Ranking Member of committee overseeing GAO both recommended him to President Obama as best candidate.

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 04:07pm EST

GAO assesses DoD acquisitions

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 04:42pm EST
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