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Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

An early House version appropriations language for 2015 would bring the IRS budget below sequestration levels in fiscal 2015. Earlier this week, the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government approved funding levels that are more than $300 million below what the agency has to spend this year. IRS officials have been adamant that even that level is far too low. The bill comes right after warnings from the Government Accountability Office for the IRS to make some long term budget plans to better deal with an uncertain financial future. Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, is looking at what the cuts would mean for agency operations and the workforce. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose these cuts go too far. Read related article by Federal News Radio's Stephanie Wasko.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , NTEU , House , In Depth

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:39pm EDT
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Debra Draper, Director of Health Care Issues, GAO

The Defense Department's showing negative side effects from a rough transition to a new healthcare contractor in the western United States. Those side effects are because of a 21-billion dollar contract award to a healthcare administration company new to the TRICARE system. Debra Draper is director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office. She said on In Depth with Francis Rose that cost overruns and healthcare delays are cropping up because TRICARE management didn't pay close enough attention to the company's transition process.

Tags: DoD , TRICARE , Debra Draper

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Expert says budget, employee reductions force agencies to rethink mission goals

With an employment drop over the past year, agencies must adopt a "less with less" mentality, according Bob Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He says executives must be honest with Congress about their limited capabilities.

Tags: IRS , budget , workforce , management , Congress , Bob Tobias , John Koskinen , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/16/2014, 05:46pm EDT
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DoD needs updated cost savings data when considering furloughs

A new Government Accountability Office report says the Pentagon needs more comprehensive information about potential cost savings when it considers implementing future administrative furloughs.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , furloughs , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Chris Mihm, Managing Director for Strategic Issues, GAO

The second batch of cross agency performance goals is up on Performance.gov. As agencies plan how to meet them, the Government Accountability Office says silos that prevent meeting those goals are still in place. Chris Mihm is managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office. He said on In Depth with Francis Rose that understanding the GPRA Modernization Act's point is important to understanding how to hit the cross agency goals.

Tags: Chris Mihm , In Depth

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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GSA ends office supplies 2 contract; faces new protest on version 3

Vendors protested GSA's desire to extend the Office Supplies 2 contract for six more months. GSA says agencies can buy office supplies through the multiple award schedules. National Industries for the Blind protests the OS3 contract to the agency, not to GAO.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , bid protest , office supplies , OASIS , National Industries for the Blind , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/16/2014, 05:25pm EDT

IRS to use more data to prepare for long-term budget uncertainty

The Government Accountability Office recommended the IRS develop long-term strategies and use ROI data comparisons to better operate with a less-than-ideal budget.

Tags: IRS , budget , management , sequestration , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/13/2014, 03:45pm EDT

Report: CHCOs left out of agency decisions

The Government Accountability Office tells Chief Human Capital Officers to communicate with human-capital staff and coordinate with other agencies to champion shared challenges.

Tags: workforce , management , OPM , human capital , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:23am EDT

Are agencies meeting cross-agency goals? OMB reviews make it hard to tell

The Office of Management and Budget's assessment of cross-agency priority (CAP) goals could use improvement, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Tuesday. GAO found many of the reviews lacked relevant information, such as time frames for particular goals and the status of ongoing efforts.

Tags: OMB , Performance.gov , cross-agency goals , management , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:41am EDT

DHS cancels $6 billon program to detect bioweapons, with no Plan B

After six years, the Department of Homeland Security decided in April to abandon its strategy to upgrade biological weapon detection equipment in large U.S. cities. But there is no backup plan so far, and the current system won't last much longer. To date, DHS says it has actually expended only $61 million on Biowatch 3, and officials told the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday that they are moving quickly to come up with a new acquisition plan.

Tags: DHS , Congress , BioWatch , Chris Currie , Reginald Brothers , Deena Disraelly , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 04:36am EDT
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