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Biennial budgeting, Transformation Board needed to restore fiscal sanity

In addition to restoring reasonable Presidential reorganization authority, it's time to implement a statutory Government Transformation Board to make periodic findings and recommendations to Congress, says David Walker, former comptroller general of the U.S. Mr. Walker's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: David Walker , GTI Coalition , Comeback America Initiative , budget , Comptroller General , Government Transformation Board , Inform Act , biennial budgets

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

How an 'IT Box' is making it easier for DoD to do business

The Pentagon is implementing most of the recommendations it made in 2010's Section 804 report to Congress. Katrina McFarland, DoD's assistant secretary for acquisition, said initial results of the change are promising. But an upcoming GAO report is expected to show DoD has a long way to go to move toward an agile, incremental approach to IT systems development.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , Katrina McFarland , David Powner , 5000 guidance , section 804 report , Senate Armed Service Committee , IT Dashboard , Teri Takai , Kevin Scheid , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07am EST
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2014 AGA National Leadership Conference

Federal News Radio interviews Comptroller General Gene Dodaro; Margo Sheridan, DoD's director of Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness; Dennis Taitano, the Navy's deputy assistant secretary for Financial Operations; and Steve Herrera, Air Force Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, at the annual conference.

Tags: AGA , Margo Sheridan , Dennis Taitano , DoD , Navy , Tom Temin , Gene Dodaro , Steve Herrera , Air Force

Monday - 02/10/2014, 11:44am EST

ICE to restart a key element of $800 million, multiyear IT program

Agency officials said Thursday that they will switch from a custom-built to a commercial-off-the-shelf approach to modernize TECS, a mainframe system that has been operating for more than a quarter of a century. ICE spent more than $60 million before deciding to change directions after realizing the custom-built approach wouldn't work.

Tags: DHS , CBP , ICE , TECS , technology , acquisition , David Powner , Charles Armstrong , Thomas Michelli , House Homeland Security Committee , agile development , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:04am EST
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Federal IT officials shirk responsibility for HealthCare.gov problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel, federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Department of Health and Human Services CIO Frank Baitman and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy CIO Henry Chao to acknowledge the oversight failings, and for someone to declare they were in charge of the program.

Tags: technology , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , OMB , Darrell Issa , Trey Gowdy , Henry Chao , CMS , HHS , Frank Baitman , David Powner , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 03:42am EST
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OMB revising data breach reporting requirements

The Government Accountability Office in a recent report found the requirement for agencies to report data breaches to the Homeland Security Department within one hour of discovering the incident is of little value.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , data breach , OMB , DHS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 11:06am EST

DHS prevails in the first of many EAGLE II protests

The Government Accountability Office Monday denied the protest of ICF International, saying DHS' "evaluation was reasonable and in accord with the terms of the solicitation."

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , ICF , Eagle II , IT services , bid protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 03:34am EST

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: workforce , DoD , Veterans Affairs , DHS , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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DoD conference policy in-line with OMB guidance, GAO says

A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Defense Department's oversight of conference spending is consistent with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: DoD , conference spending , oversight , Michael OConnell , mangement

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 02:41pm EST

Duncan calls for 'reality check' on DHS headquarters project

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, released a majority staff report that questioned the planning and future efficacy of the Homeland Security Department consolidating its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in D.C.

Tags: Jeff Duncan , House , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , DHS , Coast Guard , federal buildings , GSA , Michael OConnell , oversight , St. Elizabeths

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:22pm EST
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