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Senate leaders to attempt a compromise as shutdown looms

Time for lawmakers to pass a continuing resolution is running short as the fiscal year ends Friday. The Senate rejected the House version of CR Friday, and will take up debate on its version Monday afternoon. In the meantime, cuts to GAO and the E-Government Fund are drawing ire from supporters.

Tags: technology , budget , Congress , House , Senate , Harry Reid , continuing resolution , shutdown , Tom Coburn , Joseph Lieberman , Dave McClure , GSA , OMB , E-Government Fund , Jason Miller , appropriations

Monday - 09/26/2011, 05:38am EDT
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How independent are agency IGs?

The GAO's reports evaluates the independence of inspector generals in government.

Tags: susan ragland , oversight , IG , Financial management , In Depth

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:53pm EDT
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Agencies using HSPD-12 as 'glorified ID cards'

The ID card hanging around your neck isn't living up to its potential. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) cards allow secure entry into federal facilities.

Tags: Gregory Wilshusen , HSPD-12 , security , DHS , In Depth

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 07:32pm EDT
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As TARP winds down, GAO eyes Treasury's to-do list

Nikki Clowers, GAO's director of financial markets and community investment issue, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the recommendations that have gone unheeded.

Tags: Treasury , nikki clowers , TARP

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 10:59am EDT
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Acquisition reform and more

Allen Federal president Larry Allen joins host Mark Amtower to talk a wide range of government procurement issues.
September 19, 2011(Encore presentation October 24, 2011)

Tags: Contracting , Acquisition , procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal , OFPP , acquisition reform , marketing , business development , Joe Biden , spending cuts , FY 2011 budget , FY 2012 budget , continuing resolution , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:00pm EDT
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GAO praises DoD audit plans, questions implementation

In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.

Tags: DoD , management , Financial management , Congress , Robert Hale , Jamie Morin , Tom Coburn , Gladys Commons , audit readiness , Asif Khan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:13am EDT
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GAO: Training gaps in DOD missile defense

A new GAO report shows that DOD's Ballistic Missile Defense System lacks clear oversight on training and funding.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , training , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:12pm EDT

GAO gives annuities good grade; investors still wary

Charles Farrell, a principal with Northstar Investment Advisors, discussed the pros and cons of buying annuities. The Government Accountability Office recently released a report detailing various retirement strategies, including converting savings into an annuity.

Tags: annuity , pay and benefits , charles farrell , northstar investment advisors , In Depth , Francis Rose , retirement ,

Monday - 07/18/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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Best practices for international interagency collaboration

John Pendleton, the director of Defense Capabilities & Management at Government Accountability Office, shares what you need to do to make sure your agency works well with other agencies.

Tags: John Pendleton , Collaboration , best practices , In Depth

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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GAO: Bureau of Diplomatic Security not ready for role in Iraq

Jess Ford is Director of International Affairs and Trade at GAO.

Tags: Jess Ford , Iraq , State , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 05:35pm EDT
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