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House to vote on GAO improvement bill

The House is planning to debate and possibly vote on legislation to give the GAO more authority.

Tags: management , Edolphus Towns , Henry Waxman , White House , Energy Task force , GAO Improvement Act of 2009

Monday - 01/11/2010, 05:30pm EST

OPM sets new policy to make 'burrowing' harder

Director Berry says the agency will approve all political conversations to career positions, not just those during an election year. OPM also will approve political appointees who left government in the last five years and want to come back as a career employee.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , CRS , Burrowing in , Political appointee conversions , SES

Friday - 11/06/2009, 04:06pm EST

OFPP will not 'pass-the-hat' to fund training

GAO finds the administration did not meet several acquisition workforce planning mandates under the Defense Authorization law. OMB tells auditors they do not think a centralized training fund will work, and instead will improve the acquisition workforce through the budget process.

Tags: contracting , OMB , GSA , Federal Acquisition Institute , DoD , acquisition workforce

Monday - 04/26/2010, 04:08pm EDT

Mass. Comptroller gives Feds thumbs up on stimulus reporting

One of the biggest complaints about the federal economic stimulus bill signed into law by President Obama a year ago was that it burdened states with onerous financial reporting requirements to account for spending on local stimulus projects. But now, in an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, the Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has kudos for federal officials who are working with states to track stimulus spending.

Tags: management , AGA , stimulus , ARRA , Massachusetts , Martin Benison , OMB Danny Wurfel , Max Cacas

Friday - 02/19/2010, 06:54am EST
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DHS continues effort to right-size management structure

Since its creation in 2003, the Department of Homeland Security has been on the Government Accountability Office "high risk" list precisely because of lingering problems linked with trying to manage the super-agency that emerged with the shotgun marriage of 22 separate agencies. Now a Senate oversight panel holds its latest hearing to review efforts to shore up the management of DHS.

Tags: management , DHS , Elaine Duke , George Voinovich , Daniel Akaka , Bernice Steinhardt , Max Cacas , homeland security Security

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 06:38am EST
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Hill panel casts wary eye over costly Archives ERA project

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are casting a wary eye on one of the biggest information technology projects in the Federal government: the effort to build the "Electronic Records Archive" at the National Archives and Records Administration. Congressional watchdogs say the project has been plagued by contractor delays and cost overruns. And now, a House panel is wondering if NARA will ever realize the expectations from the ERA project.

Tags: contracting , technology , National Archives and Records Administration , Electronic Record Archive , Lockheed Martin , Patrick McHenry , William Lacy Clay , Adrienne Thomas , David Powner , George W. Bush , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 07:11am EST
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Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Jeffrey Zients , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , OMB , OFPP , Robert Burton , Venable , insourcing , acquisition workforce , Multiple award contracts

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST
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Wolf: Answers needed in OSTP China meeting

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) wants answers from Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tags: Frank Wolf , OSTP , John Holdren , China , In Depth

Friday - 10/14/2011, 08:02pm EDT
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GAO: Postal Service did not overpay CSRS account

The Postal Service has not paid too much for retirement benefits for employees under the Civil Service Retirement System. A report by the Government Accountability Office throws a wrench in the Postal Service's plan to return to profitability by accessing more than $50 billion now held for retirement benefits.

Tags: workforce , USPS , pay and benefits , Emily Kopp , Dennis Ross

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 01:51pm EDT
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