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Beryl Davis, Director of Financial Management and Assurance, GAO

Federal government agency improper payments are up almost $20 billion. The Government Accountability Office says its fiscal 2014 audit revealed agencies racked up a total of about $125 billion in improper payments. Beryl Davis, director of financial management and assurance issues at the GAO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the root causes of the spending errors.

Tags: In Depth , Beryl Davis , Improper payments

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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Reverse auctions draw strong criticism on Capitol Hill

Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

Tags: House Small Business Committee , House , Congress , reverse auctions , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAR , FedBid , Joe Jordan , Steve Chabot , Sean McCalley

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:20pm EDT

GAO's report on federal employee performance

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the recently released Government Accountability Report on federal employee performance.
March 20, 2015

Tags: Workforce , employee performance appraisals , probationary period , Robert Goldenkoff , Jeff Neal , ICF International , Henry Romero , Federal Management Partners , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Long term care insurance program , Long Term Care Partners , Fed Talk

Friday - 03/20/2015, 07:37pm EDT
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GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , management , Congress , House , Senate , FERS , retirement , pay raise , Mike Enzi , DoD , High Risk List , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:46pm EDT

Danny Werfel, Director, Boston Consulting Group

Improper payments from the federal government reached an all-time high last year. They totaled more than $124 billion a $19 billion increase from the previous high of $105 billion. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. White House officials are examining this trend and looking for ways to head improper payments down again. Danny Werfel, a former Controller in the Office of Management and Budget and now a Director with the Boston Consulting Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on how they might to do that.

Tags: Danny Werfel , Boston Consulting Group , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Improper payments , IRS , OMB

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:21am EDT
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Gwyn: Private sector doesn't buy enterprise IT like government

Data center consolidation is delivering more cost savings than the White House expected. The Government Accountability Office says by the end of fiscal year 2015, agencies will save $3.3 billion. That's $300 million beyond what the Office of Management and Budget expected. Dave Gwyn is the vice president of federal for Nutanix. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said agencies are missing out on a key detail that can drive up cost savings even more.

Tags: Dave Gwyn , Nutanix , OMB , In Depth

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:15pm EDT
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Pentagon's Ginman reflects on four decades in Defense procurement

Richard Ginman, the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, left government late last month. In an interview with Federal News Radio's On DoD a few days before his retirement, he reflected on what's changed during his 42-year career, and what hasn't.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , acquisition , Richard Ginman , DCMA , DCAA , Althea Coetzee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 03:55am EDT
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Deloitte: 26 years of GAO reports yield lessons for better management

Text analytics can turn tens of thousands of oversight reports into solid action plans that help your agency run smoother. The consulting firm Deloitte is using it to transform more than 40,000 recommendations from the Government Accountabilty Office into hard data. Bill Eggers is global public sector research director, and Daniel Byler is a data scientist at Deloitte. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how to turn the hard data from GAO's recommendations into action plans of reform.

Tags: Bill Eggers , Dan Byler , Deloitte , Oversight , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 04:28pm EDT
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Dodaro: GAO returns $100 for every $1 it's funded

The Government Accountability Office wants a 5.9 percent budget increase for FY 2016. Numbers from a new study by Deloitte show past funding of GAO has brought a good return on investment.

Tags: Gene Dodaro , budget , Deloitte , Bill Eggers , Daniel Byler , Senate , data , Sean McCalley , Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 05:18pm EDT
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