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GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions

Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.

Tags: Oversight , Natural Gas

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 01:32am EDT

Council trying to create a performance culture snowball effect

The Performance Improvement Council is following four complementary strategies to increase the use of data-driven decision making and create champions to spread the capabilities to the program level.

Tags: management , Performance Improvement Council , Kate Josephs , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , Chris Mihms , GPRA Modernization Act , Performance Institute , Association of Government Accountants , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:47am EDT
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Mark Goldstein, Physical Infrastructure Issues Director, GAO

A multi-billion dollar construction portfolio at the Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering from schedule delays and cost overruns. Those issues are now a $1 billion headache for the VA. Mark Goldstein is director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose and guest co-host Karen Evans, he explained why he told the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee some of those problems are getting worse.

Tags: Mark Goldstein , Veterans Affairs , In Depth

Monday - 04/27/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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Rep. Cummings warns more feds at risk in USIS cyber breach

A review by federal cyber experts from DHS, ODNI and OPM raise the prospect that the initial estimate of 27,000 federal employees thought to have been impacted by the August 2014 cyber breach of security clearance contractor USIS is low. In light of that breach and others, OMB led a governmentwide review of contracts to ensure contractors are in compliance with laws and policies to protect government data on non-federal systems.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , elijah cummings , Carol Maloney , Donna Seymour , Tony Scott , OPM , OMB , Cybersecurity , USIS , Data Breach , Greg Wilshusen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:46am EDT
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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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