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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

Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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GAO: Systematic reviews could help IRS save more

Saving money at your agency may be as simple as doing more of the good things you're already doing to save money.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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Bill would cut $5B in duplicative federal spending

Two senators propose a bill that would cut $5 billion in duplicative and overlapping government programs.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:08pm EDT

GAO: VA's medical equipment policy may threaten vets' safety

The VA has tried twice to fix the way its takes care of reusable medical equipment. But the Government Accountability Office is still finding some problems.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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GAO: DoD can better share biometric info with other agencies

Davi D'Agostino, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, discusses the report's findings.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 01:59pm EDT
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USPS offered digital modernization ideas from overseas

The Government Accountability Office spoke with foreign countries about how they've modernized their mail systems and offered ideas to the U.S. Postal Service based on its findings. Phil Herr, director of physical infrastructure issues at GAO, talks about the report.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:28pm EDT
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How DoD can correct over-reliance on war contractors

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan is relying on the Government Accountability Office to offer actionable information about contracting in war zones.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:58pm EDT
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GAO: DoD lacks plan to evaluate transitioned NSPS employees

The Defense Department lacks details for how it will evaluate its 226,000 civilian employees after they transition from the merit-based National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule by the end of this year.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:18pm EDT
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GAO upholds one of four protests under E-Travel RFP

The General Services Administration has lost a protest to CarlsonWagonlit Sato Travel on the follow-on contract for agencies up upgrade their governmentwide E-Travel systems.

Monday - 04/25/2011, 08:07pm EDT

Fair or not? Company pays for bid protest legal fees

William Welch chairs the government contracts group at the General Counsel law firm and he tells us why.

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:23pm EDT
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