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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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What's wrong with EPA's budget management?

David Trimble, director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, discussed some of the recommendations to fix EPA's budget management.

Tags: David Trimble , Management , EPA , In Depth , budget

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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Why agencies don't suspend contractors

Bill Woods, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a recent GAO report about the use of suspensions and debarments by federal agencies.

Tags: Acquisition , Acquisition policy , Contracting , Bill Woods

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 09:53am EDT
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GAO: More input will make a better QHSR

David Maurer is the director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at GAO.

Tags: David Maurer , DHS , Quadrennial Homeland Security Review , crowdsourcing , In Depth , homeland security , Management , best practices

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 04:09pm EDT
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Why still so many cyber weaknesses at agencies?

Patricia Titus is Vice President of CISCO at Unisys.

Tags: Patricia Titus , cisco , Unisys , technology , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth

Friday - 10/07/2011, 04:49pm EDT
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GAO's recs to get FAA's Next Gen back on track

The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Gen system is falling behind its timeline to meet a 2012 deadline.

Tags: Gerald Dillingham , FAA , NextGen , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:50pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Fixing contingency contracting, improving acquisition workforce

GAO's John Hutton and Belva Martin highlight conclusions from two recent reports.

Tags: Belva Martin , John Hutton , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Acquisition , Contracting , best practices

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:20pm EDT
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Coast Guard, GAO at odds over health of acquisition programs

The Government Accountability Office found the Coast Guard cannot meet its most recent acquisition objectives to recapitalize its aging boats and airplanes. The audit agency told Congress Tuesday the service hasn't properly aligned its ambitions with its expected budgets. The Coast Guard contends the GAO findings are out of date.

Tags: DHS , USCG , House Transportation Committee , frank lobiondo , Robert Papp , Deepwater , Acquisition , John Hutton , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:17am EDT
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GAO slams agency cyber efforts

Auditors find all 24 agencies it reviewed had weaknesses in security controls. GAO also found problems with training and oversight of contractor systems. It recommends OMB and DHS provide better performance metrics.

Tags: technology , oversight , cybersecurity , OMB , DHS , FISMA , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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