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Agencies opening up slowly under FOIA mandate

The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.

Tags: management , technology , Melanie Pustay , DoJ , DHS , Interior , SBA , IRS , Commerce , Institute of Museum and Library Services , FOIA , openness , transparency , Web 2.0 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Justice sues Oracle, claiming fraud

A major federal contractor is on the hot seat.

Tags: Oracle Corporation , GSA , Jason Miller , management , best practices , DoJ , Contracting

Friday - 07/30/2010, 03:30pm EDT
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SBA to name new HUBZone director

Grande Lum will lead a program that has been plagued by fraud and abuse. GAO successfully received HUBZone certifications for three bogus firms in sting operation. SBA administrator promises more oversight of the program.

Tags: Contracting , management , Karen Mills , Nydia Velazquez , Sam Graves , Greg Kutz , House Small Business Committee , SBA , GAO , DoJ , HUBZone program , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 02:17pm EDT

GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years

Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

Tags: management , GAO , OPM , VA , DoJ , Air Force , Marshals Service , Office of Special Counsel , burrowing , political position conversions , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:59am EDT

Hearing offers suggestions for reducing Medicare waste, fraud

Errors, waste, and fraud in the Medicare system was the topic of conversation before the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and Oversight today.

Tags: House Ways and Means Committee , Medicare , Peter Roskam , Ron Klein , Scott Murphy , Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Pete Stark , HHS , GAO , CMS , DoJ

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 06:26pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , GAO , federal travel , resorts , conferences , Lorelei St. James , Suzanne Kubota , GSA , SSA , USDA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoJ , DoT , Treasury , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Towns to do fix check of National Central Bureau

Chairman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (D-NY) is requesting detailed information from the Justice Department and DHS after the release of a Justice Department Inspector General report in 2009 that outlined major lapses at the United States National Central Bureau.

Tags: Federal Drive , Edolphus Towns , USNCB , INTERPOL , DoJ , DHS , Congressional Spotlight , Congress

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 10:08am EDT
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DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award

Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.

Tags: technology , Contracting , management , EPA , Federal Environmental Executive , DHS , DoJ , Energy , Federal Electronics Challenge , green IT , data centers , EPEAT , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:51pm EDT

WMD attack preparation lacking at DoJ

The Justice Department has failed to put together an adequate plan for responding to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, the inspector general at the agency said Tuesday. Randy Larsen, CEO of the WMD Center, has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Randy Larsen , WMD , DoJ , DOJ IG , WMD Center , management , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Information sharing challenges ahead for Paul

Kshemendra Paul, the new Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment, must reestablish the role of the organization, experts say. James Carafano of Heritage says Paul must convince and educate the intelligence community about the value of the ISE. Jim Dempsey of the Markle Foundation Task Force says Paul must figure out the ISE's relationship with other information sharing organizations in the government.

Tags: technology , Kshemendra Paul , Leslie Phillips , OMB , ODNI , DoJ , Information Sharing Environment , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , GAO , James Carafano , Jim Dempsey , Paul Wormeli , IJIS , Heritage , Markle Foundation Task Force , information sharing , NIEM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 07:26am EDT
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