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GAO News

GAO weighs costs of DoD role in border patrols

GAO says the cost of moving more defense workers to the border will depend on how they are deployed.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 05:00pm EDT

Is deploying National Guard to fill Border Patrol gaps worth it?

A new Government Accountability Office report said the success of using National Guard troops to shore up gaps in Border Patrol personnel will depend on how the troops are deployed.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 10:04am EDT

Agencies earning a 'profit' from contract fees

GAO found four of six governmentwide acquisition contracts ended up with 'excess revenue' for the agency in each of the last four years. GSA's schedules programs earned an extra $62 million a year, while Interior and NASA earned an extra $4.7 million and $1.7 million annually, respectively.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 07:53pm EDT

GAO: Congress must act fast to stave off USPS bankruptcy

If the Postal Service were a business, it would be facing the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. USPS lost $20 billion in last five years, and it is on track to lose more than $6 billion this year. GAO evaluates the state of the Postal Service and what needs to be done in the short-term by Congress.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 02:08pm EDT

GAO: Homeland Security 'still maturing'

Cathy Berrick, the managing director for homeland security and justice issues at GAO, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the latest progress report on the agency. This interview is part of Federal News Radio's ongoing coverage of "9/11: A Government Changed."

Friday - 09/09/2011, 10:21am EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 8

On today's Federal Drive: DHS celebrates its post-9/11 role and acknowledges the challenges that remain and the government works to keep counterfeit products out of its supply chain.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 08:40am EDT

Eight years later, GAO finds DHS halfway there

An assessment of the Department of Homeland Security's transformation since its founding in 2003 finds major operational accomplishments and lingering management challenges. GAO released a status report to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 05:25am EDT

GAO studying government's cyber hiring challenges

The federal government needs to hire 30,000 cybersecurity professionals. But does anybody out there want the jobs? That's what the Government Accountability Office is trying to find out

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 12:18pm EDT

All things acquisition

Host Mark Amtower will talk government acquistion with Jaime Gracia, President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller.
August 29, 2011(Encore presentation September 12, 2011)

Monday - 08/29/2011, 09:14pm EDT

GAO: EPA needs more coordination at 37 labs

In the last 20 years, independent evaluations of EPA's labs have turned up operations and management problems, according to the GAO report. EPA also struggles with consolidating its labs.

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 03:54pm EDT

Will hackers target grandma's pacemaker next?

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that during the recent Black Hat conference, a cybersecurity researcher demonstrated how he could hack his own insulin pump, and disable it

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 01:21pm EDT

Pentagon puts 'faith' in achieving clean audit by 2017

Subhead: The Defense Department said preparing for an agencywide financial audit by 2017 is a good way to make sure every dollar counts in this budget climate. It is putting resources into training administrators and trying to improve its technology systems.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 06:47am EDT

Sammies finalist helped DoD save $20B

Janet St. Laurent is the managing director for defense capabilities and management at the General Accountability Office and a Sammies finalist.

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 03:34pm EDT

GAO: Federal Protective Service IT overhaul behind schedule

David Maurer, director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at GAO, explains why FPS is out of time and money.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 05:20pm EDT

Two firms protest GSA's email cloud RFP

GAO will decide the complaints by Oct. 17. Both companies say GSA's request for proposal is unfair because of its requirement for a government-only cloud.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 03:55pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - August 18

Today on the Federal Drive: The Defense Intelligence Agency wants to ease the revolving door so it's younger workforce can return if they depart and the GAO rates a Federal Protective Service project poorly.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 08:08am EDT

GAO: FDIC suffers from weak information security controls

Weak information security controls have put financial systems at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at risk, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 09:29am EDT

OPM takes on gender gap in federal pay

The gap in pay between genders is smaller in the federal government than in the private sector, but the Office of Personnel Management and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have reaffirmed their vow to reduce the remaining discrepancy in pay between men and women.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 06:31am EDT

OPM approves GAO buyouts

GAO will offer lump sum payments worth up to $25,000, as part of its workforce reduction plan. The agency is acting in anticipation of a smaller fiscal 2012 budget.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 05:58pm EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 15

On today's Federal Drive: Buyouts at the Air Force and the Government Accountability Office, new screening methods for traumatic brain injuries and a streamlining effort at NASA.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 08:17am EDT
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