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GAO updates Green Book to help agencies navigate a risky time

GAO has released the first major revision since 1999 of the book on management controls. The update maintains the five major components of internal control from past editions, but it adds depth in the form of 17 principles. It is meant for both federal managers and auditors.

Tags: Jim Dalkin , Green Book , risk management , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 02:42pm EDT
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DHS S&T chief plans for more relevant research, better employee morale

Dr. Reginald Brothers, the new Homeland Security Department undersecretary for science and technology, wants to revamp DHS' S&T portfolio by making its research projects more relevant to end users, building more connective tissue between headquarters and DHS components and rebuilding workforce morale.

Tags: DHS , Congress , technology , research and development , Reginald Brothers , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, GAO

The Government Accountability Office has eight recommendations it believes are essential to a modern federal pay scale system. But it's up to the Office of Personnel Management to make them happen. Robert Goldenkoff is Director of Strategic Issues at the Government Accountability Office. He explained the recommendations on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Robert Goldenkoff , In Depth

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:31pm EDT
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GAO to OPM: Hurry up and overhaul the GS System

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office says the Office of Personnel Management needs to be more aggressive in updating the 55-year-old General Schedule, the system that governs pay for most white-collar federal jobs.

Tags: OPM , GS system , pay , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:46pm EDT
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New protests further delay GSA's Office Supplies 3 contract

Six unsuccessful bidders filed complaints with the GAO over GSA's awards under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Office Supplies 3 contract. The protests effectively shut down the vehicle until GAO makes a decision, which could come as late as December.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , strategic sourcing , OS3 , FSSI , office supplies , National Industries for the Blind , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/29/2014, 02:02pm EDT

Army tries to solve supply chain management problems with mobile apps

The Defense Department has a plan to get its supply chain management issues off of the Government Accountability Office's high risk list, but progress has been very slow. The Army has a plan to speed things up.

Tags: DoD , Army , Supply chain management , Jack Wayman , technology , mobile , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:53am EDT
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Kathleen King, Director of Health Care Issues, GAO

Medicare contractors are trying too hard to reduce improper payments. The Government Accountability Office says they're doing too many compliance reviews on their own work. Kathleen King is Director of Health Care Issues at the GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the extra effort to make sure the program runs smoothly is wasting time and money.

Tags: Kathleen King , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:27pm EDT
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Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Tags: Jon Tester , James Clapper , security clearance reform , IRS , Tax delinquent contractors , contracting , DoD , industry , workforce , Senate , Congress , ODNI , Michael OConnell , oversight

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

GAO: More detail needed from GSA on swap-construct exchanges

If the General Services Administration wants to swap its underutilized assets for private sector properties, it needs to provide more detailed information to potential responders, says a new Government Accountability Office report.

Tags: GSA , federal buildings , swap-construct exchange , FBI , Michael OConnell , real estate

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:13pm EDT

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

Tags: DoD , oversight , Bergdahl

Friday - 08/22/2014, 07:48am EDT
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