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IRMCO 2010 Photo Gallery

Kodak moments from Federal News Radio's coverage of IRMCO 2010 from Cambridge, Md.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , photo gallery , Tom Temin , Vivek Kundra , Christopher Dorobek

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 02:29pm EDT

OMB: $687M recovered in improper agency payments

OMB said $687 million was recovered across all agencies this year in improper payments.

Tags: OMB , Darrell Issa , improper payments , White House , Jamie Blanco

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 05:31pm EST

OMB pushes CFOs to lead cost-cutting effort

In a memo to agency financial managers, Danny Werfel set a July 31 deadline for three broad initiatives to reduce spending. Agency CFOs also must rank their employees' SAVE Award ideas for implementation and begin sharing best practices to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: CFO , OMB , wasteful spending , CFO Council , management , SAVE Awards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:59pm EDT

Improper payment oversight improves

Obama administration officials told Congress agencies are taking a more aggressive stance than ever in their efforts to cut improper payments. The White House has set a goal of reducing such payments by $50 billion by next fiscal year.

Tags: Congress , management , OMB , USDA , improper payments , Richard Gregg , Calvin Scovel , Jacob Lew , Treasury Department , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:53am EDT
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CBO to estimate cost of real property proposal

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he supports the administration's plan to make it easier to get rid of excess property at civilian agencies.

Tags: management , Darrell Issa , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , Doug Elmendorf , OMB , CBO , federal real property , BRAC , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:57am EDT

Civilian BRAC gains Hill support

The Obama administration Wednesday sent lawmakers a proposed bill that would create an independent commission to dispose of thousands of pieces of federal property that agencies have designated as excess. The administration also posted online a map showing the locations of more than 7,000 of the properties.

Tags: management , Congress , Jeffrey Zients , Jeff Denham , Tom Carper , OMB , BRAC , budget , excess property , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:16am EDT
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Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , CMS , DoD , VA , DHS , improper payments , Do Not Pay List , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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OMB to flesh out details of civilian BRAC effort

The administration expects to submit a legislative proposal to Congress by the end of April outlining how they will create a board to improve the process to dispose of excess property. OMB controller Danny Werfel said the White House will follow DoD's BRAC effort in many ways. Some lawmakers question OMB's leadership in this effort.

Tags: management , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Jeff Denham , OMB , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , DoD , Anthony Principi , BRAC , real property , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 07:28am EDT
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Agencies fall short in reporting spending data

A House committee held a discussion on openness in government and addressed the errors made in reporting data related to spending.

Tags: Subcommittee on Technology Information Policy, Int , Elijah Cummings , The Sunlight Foundation , Ellen Miller , USDA , Christopher Smith , OMB , management , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/14/2011, 07:02am EDT
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New governmentwide financial systems on tap

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the Treasury Department should be finished testing and analyzing systems in the next six months. The CFO Council highlights priorities for 2011, and among them is the further reduction of improper payments. Werfel said agencies will begin using the software tool first utilized by the Recovery Board to identify potential problems.

Tags: management , OMB , GAO , DoD , Treasury , CMS , improper payments , financial management , audit opinion , CFO Council , Recovery Act , forensic auditing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 06:47am EST
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