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After Deepwater: USCG acquisitions improve

As a result of Deepwater's failures, the Coast Guard has reformed the acquisitions management process. We talk with GAO's John Hutton about how that's going.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 10:08am EDT
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GAO: Tips to prevent IT project overruns

The federal government will spend $79 billion on information technology this year. How can agencies prevent projects from cost overruns and poor management?

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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Bill would boost Federal Protective Service staff, training

A bill introduced last week in the Senate would hire more Federal Protective Service guards and increase resources for training.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:04pm EDT

DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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GAO evaluates overbudget, overdue helicopter program

The Pentagon is under fire from investigators who are "concerned" about a weapons program that's over budget and past its deadline.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 04:13pm EDT
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Carper: Over-promising contractors part of DoD budget woes

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del) is chairing a hearing on weapons systems cost overruns this afternoon.

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 05:22pm EDT
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Programs continue despite cost overruns, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office said in findings announced to Congress Tuesday that the Nunn-McCurdy amendment, designed to curtail cost growth in Defense programs, has succeeded in bringing an end to only one overly costly military program in the last 14 years.

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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How to protect your agency from cyber attacks

The Department of Homeland Security says cyber attacks against the federal government jumped by 40 percent last year.

Friday - 03/25/2011, 05:09pm EDT
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GAO: FEMA can't measure preparedness - yet

By definition, states would be overwhelmed by a major disaster. Is FEMA ready to step in? GAO's William Jenkins says they have no idea.

Friday - 03/25/2011, 10:41am EDT
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LexisNexis could help IRS boost tax processing efficiency

GAO found that one of the more daunting tasks for the IRS is determining who has passed away in the last year. Database provider LexisNexis could help.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:51pm EDT
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GAO: DoD and VA need to communicate more

A program designed to help severely wounded veterans get life-long care isn't working the way it should.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 11:40am EDT

CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:48am EDT
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GAO: How to enhance agency performance under GPRA

Berniece Steinhardt, GAO's Director of Governmentwide Management Issues, explains how agencies can adopt more coordinated approaches to achieve meaningful results.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 03:46pm EDT
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Debt limit's impact on your Thrift Savings Plan

Does the battle over the debt limit have an impact on the TSP super-safe G fund?

Monday - 03/14/2011, 04:58pm EDT
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GAO: State could get more bang out of training buck

Jess Ford, the director of International Affairs and Trade Issues at the GAO, explains how State can better invest in training.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:14pm EST
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GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST

Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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Interagency board identifies underused fed buildings

Congress is holding the government accountable for federal building ownership and leasing. Rep. Holmes Norton is asking GSA for access to excess building data.

Friday - 03/04/2011, 06:15pm EST

OMB, oversight committee fail to connect

Rep. Issa and other Republicans criticize the administration for not testifying on GAO report on duplicative programs. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee promises quarterly hearings on how agencies are chipping away at the widespread overlap.

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:19am EST
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