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GAO: DoD missing keys to good procurement

Designing requirements for a big procurement at DoD involves three main elements: cost, schedule, and performance objectives. GAO's Mike Sullivan told Federal News Radio that DoD continues to struggle in those areas.

Tags: Mike Sullivan , DoD , procurement , acquisition , acquisition policy , management , oversight , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:19pm EDT
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GAO to reaffirms right to hear task order protests

Even though the legislative authority expired in May, GAO determined it still can decide task order complaints because of the Competition in Contracting Act.

Tags: contracting , industry , Ralph White , GSA , DISA , Congress , Michael Golden , Pepper Hamilton , bid protest , task order protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 07:57am EDT
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Radiation detection feeling a gas pinch too

Energy sells helium-3 faster than NNSA can collect it. What this means, and why it's a problem, is explained for us by GAO's Dr. Timothy Persons.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoE , radiation detection , Timothy Persons , technology

Monday - 06/13/2011, 10:08am EDT
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NRC's $252M Dell IT contract survives protest

This is the largest technology services contract ever from the agency.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Darren Ash , NRC , Dell Services , L-3 Stratis , IT services , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:31am EDT

Tips to get "Ticket to Work" on the road

Find out what changes The Social Security Administration needs to make to one of its programs. Daniel Bertoni is the director of education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues at GAO.

Tags: In Depth , management , Ticket to Work , SSA , Daniel Bertoni

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:03pm EDT
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DoD clearance success paves way for future

Management leaders in the Defense Department said a dogged and determined end-to-end examination of the government's complex security clearance processes got that topic off of GAO's high risk list this year. That approach is coming to the rest of DoD's back office operations.

Tags: DoD , management , technology , DCMO , Elizabeth McGrath , David Wennergren , Government Executive , security clearances , High Risk list , back office functions , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:23am EDT
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New industry guidance for securing Smart Grid

Learn more in today's Cybersecurity Update

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Smart Grid , EnerNex

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 08:30am EDT

IRS head apologizes to ID theft victims

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service offered a public apology Thursday to taxpayers who have had their names and social security numbers used to claim fraudulent refunds. The IRS is working to strengthen its internal controls to prevent it from issuing such refunds in the future.

Tags: management , Congress , IRS , Douglas Shulman , Jim White , Edolphus Towns , identity theft , information security , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:29am EDT
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Managing contractors' costs

Contractors may cost more than you think. The Energy Department is finding that out the hard way. Mark Gaffigan is the Managing Director for Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO.

Tags: In Depth , contracting , management , DoE , Mark Gaffigan

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 07:05pm EDT
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