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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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GAO identifies financial management problems with TARP

Congressional auditors are recommending some changes to the way treasury manages the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 06:12pm EDT
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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
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