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DHS nominee: science for security

Senate Homeland Security Committee holds confirmation hearings for Tara O'Toole, President Obama's nominee to head up the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. O'Toole brings a background in medicine and science to the job overseeing the development of technology for the agencies tasked with protecting the nation.

Tags: technology , special report , mngt , nominations , transition , Tara O'Toole , Senator Joe Lieberman , Senator Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Friday - 06/19/2009, 07:02am EDT
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Federal preparations for flu pandemic found wanting

Some surprising findings from a GAO study of federal government preparedness for a possible flu pandemic. A Senate subcommittee holds hearings days after the World Health Organization declares H1N1 flu virus spread has officially reached pandemic status. Agencies bracing for possible return of swine flu this fall.

Tags: P&B , telework , OPM , John Berry , swine flu , H1N1 virus , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Sen. Daniel Akaka (D.-Hawaii). , Nancy Kichak , Elaine Duke ,

Wednesday - 06/17/2009, 07:14am EDT
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Department of Homeland Security

Rick Gunderson
Acting Chief Procurement Officer
June 11, 2009

Tags: mngt , Rick Gunderson , Department of Homeland Security , procurement , acquisitions , Agency of the Month

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 09:33am EDT

Senate panel approves Johnson, Beers nominations

A former executive recruiting consultant for Ben and Jerry's is one step closer to head the GSA.

Tags: newsstand , transition , Martha Johnson , GSA , Rand Beers , U.S. Senate , Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Tuesday - 06/09/2009, 06:50am EDT

DHS to review service contracts worth more than $1 million

Department decision part of efficiency review to save money and improve business processes.

Tags: management , contracting , Janet Napolitano , Efficiency review , service contracts

Thursday - 05/28/2009, 06:20pm EDT

Vendor past performance data not up to par

Agencies making contract awards without fully understanding the contractor's past successes or failures. GAO makes six recommendations to improve and standardize the information.

Tags: contracting , GAO , GSA , DoD , Energy , NASA , Past performance , PPIRS

Tuesday - 05/26/2009, 04:18pm EDT

GAO Watches the Watchlist

Tags: GAO , TSA , mngt , Cathy Berrick , watchlist

Wednesday - 05/20/2009, 10:37am EDT
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