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Increasing efficiency in DOD equipment positioning

See how DOD's money saving and efficiency tactics match up against your agency's. Bill Solis, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues, GAO has more information

Tags: In Depth , Defense , acquisition , management , Bill Solis

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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GAO conducts another review of VA IT systems

IT management challenges continue at the VA and the Government Accountability Office's recommendations might keep your agency off the high-risk list. Joel Willemssen is the Managing Director for Information Technology Issues at the GAO.

Tags: In Depth , management , technology , High-Risk List , Veteran Affairs , Joel Willemssen

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:08pm EDT
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Injured troops still waiting for claim processing

A system designed to get wounded troops out of the military and on disability compensation more quickly has failed recently to meet its efficiency goals, delaying service members' release sometimes more than a year, documents show.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , VA , technology , integrated disability evaluation system

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 09:40am EDT

Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , financial management , TASC , bid protest , Congress , Peggy Sherry , Coast Guard , FEMA , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jared Serb

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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GAO: Systematic reviews could help IRS save more

Saving money at your agency may be as simple as doing more of the good things you're already doing to save money.

Tags: Jim White , IRS , In Depth , budget

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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Bill would cut $5B in duplicative federal spending

Two senators propose a bill that would cut $5 billion in duplicative and overlapping government programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , duplicative program , wasteful spending , Barack Obama , Congress , Senate , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:08pm EDT

GAO: DoD can better share biometric info with other agencies

Davi D'Agostino, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, discusses the report's findings.

Tags: Davi D'Agostino , DoD , biometric , information sharing , In Depth

Friday - 05/06/2011, 01:59pm EDT
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How DoD can correct over-reliance on war contractors

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan is relying on the Government Accountability Office to offer actionable information about contracting in war zones.

Tags: Paul Francis , Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afgh , contracting , acquisition , In Depth

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:58pm EDT
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GAO: DoD lacks plan to evaluate transitioned NSPS employees

The Defense Department lacks details for how it will evaluate its 226,000 civilian employees after they transition from the merit-based National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule by the end of this year.

Tags: Brenda Ferrell , John James , NSPS , DoD , general schedule , pay and benefits , performance management , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:18pm EDT
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