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Feasibility of DATA Act questioned even as Senate committee OKs it

Some agency leaders who would be charged with implementing the bill are unsure the DATA Act can be brought to life successfully. Officials said the government can improve how it makes data accessible and publishes procurement and other spending information. But the DATA Act may be asking for things that aren't pragmatically possible.

Tags: management , financial management , Dick Gregg , Treasury , Jim Taylor , Labor , Norman Dong , OMB , DATA Act , Rob Portman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Hudson Hollester , Data Transparency Coalition , Data Center Consolidation Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 06:21am EST

No civilian furloughs in 2014, Pentagon promises

DoD says it's committed to making sure civilians are not furloughed in fiscal 2014, which begins in October. But if sequestration remains in place, the alternative would almost certainly be involuntary reductions in force for both civilian workers and uniformed service members, officials say.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , furlough , Robert Hale , Danny Werfel , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/01/2013, 05:26am EDT

Agencies must work together to reduce improper payments

The Association of Government Accountants recently released recommendations on how federal agencies can cut improper payments as a way to cut costs.

Tags: Ashley Skyrme , Booz Allen Hamilton , OMB , budget , improper payments , IRS , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/28/2011, 11:22am EST

Transparency may require a change in language

All federal agencies may have to file their business activities in XBRL. Okay, what's XRBL and why they change? The Federal Drive asks the Association of Government Accountants for details.

Tags: tech , mngt , reporting , XRBL , Joe Kull

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 09:30am EST

Moran, Davis offer insights into bipartisanship

Two veteran lawmakers analyze stimulus passage.

Tags: Congress , Jim Moran , Tom Davis , Virginia , Deloitte , politics , stimulus ,

Monday - 02/23/2009, 07:13am EST