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DHS continues to face acquisition management hurdles

Only two of the 22 Homeland Security Department programs the Government Accountability Office reviewed were on track to meet initial schedule and cost parameters. However, the GAO report's author is "cautiously optimistic" about DHS' efforts to improve its acquisition management.

Tags: DHS , Acquisition management , acquisition , House , House Committee on Homeland Security , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , Chip Fulghum , Michele Mackin , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 06:17pm EDT

Census begins stretch run vowing not to make same mistakes

GAO warns the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that the bureau needs to simplify its IT plans for the 2020 count. Census to finalize operational plan by September detailing technology and processes for the decennial population calculation.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Congress , Census Bureau , Commerce Department , John Thompson , Carol Cha , Robert Goldenkoff , James Lankford , Decennial Census , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , mobile computing , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 04:32am EDT
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Senators question Treasury's transparency of its IT projects

Two key Senate lawmakers are questioning the Treasury Department's inconsistencies in reporting the health of its major technology projects.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Treasury , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , IT Dashboard , Sonny Bhagowalia , Ron Johnson , Tom Carper , Terry Milholland , IRS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 09:30am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Census Bureau will release an operational plan for the 2020 population count in the next five months. Government Accountability Office experts warn the bureau needs to get that strategy right and avoid many of the mistakes that threatened the 2000 and 2010 decennial counts. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what Census has to do between now and September.

Tags: Jason Miller , Census Bureau , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 06:26am EDT
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FITARA does not give federal CIOs total IT budget authority

Some CIOs are asking what the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will really change. Tom Temin, host of the Federal Drive has some answers in a new commentary.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , FITARA , Technology , CIO , budget

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:53am EDT

Steve Koprince, Co-Founder, Koprince Law

Two rulings from the Government Accountability Office sustain two protests by the same vendor against two different agencies. The common thread though is reverse auction provider FedBid. Steve Koprince is founder of Koprince Law. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the facts of the cases are a little unusual.

Tags: Steve Koprince , Koprince Law , In Depth

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:42pm EDT
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Congress launches tip line for feds as it takes 'worst' agencies to task

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who oversees the House panel on government operations, says he wants to hear feds' work-related concerns. He created the email hotline after conducting a hearing entitled "The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government," with three agencies that have struggled with employee morale.

Tags: Best Places to Work in the Federal Government , NARA , National Archives , DHS , David Ferriero , Chemical Safety Board , Congress , morale , employee satisfaction , Emily Kopp , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , Gerry Connolly , Manny Ehrlich , Catherine Emerson , Robert Goldenkoff

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:07pm EDT

Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States

The Government Accountability Office's 2015 duplication report has produced the usual round of hearings and handwringing over how much the federal government wastes. This year's version even adds 12 new areas of waste to the list. Gene Dodaro is the GAO Comptroller General. After a full round of Congressional testimony, Dodaro joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to give his personal take on the annual effort. He says that although the report is big, it doesn't unduly burden the GAO.

Tags: Gene Dodaro , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Comptroller , Congress

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:33am EDT
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OMB, GAO confident in FITARA's impact as guidance is finalized

Federal CIO Tony Scott said he expects to release policy to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act by mid-May. He and others say FITARA will help reign in technology and bring discipline to management and buying processes to reduce duplication.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Congress , David Powner , OMB , Beth Cobert , Tony Scott , FITARA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Duplication , Software licenses , Data center consolidation , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:42am EDT
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