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Lieberman puts reorg authority on 'bucket list'

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has sponsored legislation to revive the fast-track authority requested by President Barack Obama. Other senators, however, want more details before signing off on the plan that, in part, would allow the President to merge overlapping business- and trade-related agencies.

Tags: GAO , duplication , waste , Tom Coburn , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Patricia Dalton , USTR , Emily Kopp , Barack Obama , management , government reorganizatio , workforce

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:11pm EDT

OMB builds strategy to better target grant fraud, error and waste

The Obama administration has released a set of proposals it hopes will improve the oversight of grant programs. Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, told Federal News Radio why the changes are necessary.

Tags: OMB , Federal Drive , oversight , auditing , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 10:33am EST
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Congress blames itself for duplicative programs

Faced with a 423-page report from the Government Accountability Office detailing potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap in nearly every corner of government, lawmakers pointed a finger at themselves for reducing oversight of federal programs and trying to fix problems without understanding what solutions the government already offered.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , duplicative programs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , consolidation authority , OMB , management , Emily Kopp , Congress

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:57pm EST

OMB reports contract spending stayed flat in 2011

A new report shows agencies already cut the use of management-support contracts by 7 percent in 2011. OMB details four focus areas to continue to reduce spending on contracts for 2012.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , OMB , Commerce , Rebecca Blank , Intelligent Decisions , strategic sourcing , Campaign to Cut Waste , HHS , Interior , management support contracts , high-risk contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:32pm EST

Werfel shares State of the Union for Financial Management

Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin from the Association of Government Accountants National Leadership conference, where he'll deliver a report on federal finance.

Tags: AGA , AGA Conference , OMB , Barack Obama , budget , financial management , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 01:11pm EST
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OMB hangs hopes on new tools to cut $50B in improper payments

The Treasury Department and Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board are preparing to expand the use of new software and analytical applications this year. OMB Controller Danny Werfel said agency progress is coming along, but needs help from Congress to make it easier to share information among agencies.

Tags: technology , financial management , Mike Wood , OMB , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 10:03am EST
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OFPP calls for more micro-purchase spending with small firms

A new memo from OFPP and OMB tells agencies to improve training to buy more from small businesses through the government charge card.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , SBA , OFPP , OMB , Dan Gordon , Karen Mills , micro-purchase threshold , government charge card , GSA , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 04:25pm EST

23 of 24 agencies get financial audit opinions

For the first time in 20 years, audits reviewed and gave an opinion for every civilian agency. Only DoD doesn't have a qualified or clean audit opinion.

Tags: financial management , OMB , DoD , NASA , DHS , State , clean audits , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/21/2011, 03:11pm EST

How agencies cut $18B in improper payments

The White House says federal agencies stopped nearly $18 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2011. Danny Werfel, controller at OMB, explained how agencies did it.

Tags: OMB , In Depth , improper payments , financial management

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 07:26pm EST
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CFOs, CAOs get 2012 marching orders to cut service contracts

OMB details the 12 product service codes and specific steps agencies must take over the next year to cut 15 percent of their management service contracts next year. Agencies spent $44 billion on these contracts in 2011.

Tags: acquisition , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , management service contracts , AcqStat sessions , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 01:43pm EST
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