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GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs

The Government Accountability Office thinks Congress can play a greater role in improving federal agencies' coordination and performance. In a recent report, GAO recommended Congress use new powers under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 in its oversight, authorization and appropriations roles. The law emphasizes program achievements over processes.

Tags: performance management , GAO , management , GPRA , OMB , Congress , Chris Mihm , education , IRS , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:10pm EST
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Is DoD's overseas contingency budget an escape hatch for cuts?

Gordon Adams, a professor of international relations at American University and former associate director at OMB, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the defense budget restructuring.

Tags: OMB , budget , Gordon Adams , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:56pm EST
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Defense Manpower Data Center a storehouse of military info

The Defense Manpower Data Center has a number of responsibilities with respect to DoD. Mary Dixon, the director of the DMDC joined Jared Serbu for an interview on Federal News Radio's weekly defense program, On DoD.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu , Mary Dixon , DMDC , technology

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:05pm EST
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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DARPA , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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Army-Navy rivalry takes to Twitter

The faceoff between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights is almost here, and the pre-game anticipation has already spread to Twitter.

Tags: Army , Navy , Army-Navy football game ,

Friday - 12/09/2011, 04:03pm EST
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Navy CIO Halvorsen offers best practices for small IT contractors

Terry Halvorsen, the chief information officer at the Navy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the Navy's efforts to attract small-business IT contractors.

Tags: Terry Halvorsen , technology , Contracting , acquisition , industry , Navy ,

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Algae-powered Navy destroyer part of capability-driven energy strategy

Rear Adm. Phillip Cullom joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new step in the Navy's green energy efforts at sea.

Tags: green government , Navy , Phillip Collum , alternative energy , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:43pm EST
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DoD: TRICARE letter offering free credit reports not a scam

The military's health care program says a letter from SAIC about the breach is legit

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , TRICARE , pay and benefits , data breach , Federal Drive , Next Gov

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:44am EST

Air Force doubling down on IT efficiencies

The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.

Tags: Air Force , AFNET , enterprise email , enterprise services , IT efficiency , technology , Michael Basla , Jared Serbu , software consolidation , data center consolidation

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:42am EST
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