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DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Tags: Congress , DHS , management , technology , High Risk list , Rafael Borras , Joe Lieberman , Coast Guard , CACI , TASC , OMB , financial management , industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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GAO evaluates overbudget, overdue helicopter program

The Pentagon is under fire from investigators who are "concerned" about a weapons program that's over budget and past its deadline.

Tags: DoD , Mike Sullivan , Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement , budget , Marine Corps , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 04:13pm EDT
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Carper: Over-promising contractors part of DoD budget woes

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del) is chairing a hearing on weapons systems cost overruns this afternoon.

Tags: Tom Carper , DoD , overbudget programs , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 05:22pm EDT
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Programs continue despite cost overruns, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office said in findings announced to Congress Tuesday that the Nunn-McCurdy amendment, designed to curtail cost growth in Defense programs, has succeeded in bringing an end to only one overly costly military program in the last 14 years.

Tags: DoD , cost overruns , contracting , DoD budget , Congress , Nunn-McCurdy , Tom Carper , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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How to protect your agency from cyber attacks

The Department of Homeland Security says cyber attacks against the federal government jumped by 40 percent last year.

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , cybersecurity , technology , Dorobek Insider , DHS

Friday - 03/25/2011, 05:09pm EDT
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LexisNexis could help IRS boost tax processing efficiency

GAO found that one of the more daunting tasks for the IRS is determining who has passed away in the last year. Database provider LexisNexis could help.

Tags: Woody Talcove , taxes , LexisNexis , technology , IRS , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:51pm EDT
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GAO: DoD and VA need to communicate more

A program designed to help severely wounded veterans get life-long care isn't working the way it should.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , VA , Defense , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , Federal Recovery Coordination Program , pay and benefits

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 11:40am EDT

CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Tags: management , technology , Kay Daly , George Mills , Judith Oliveira , David Sidari , OMB , CMS , SSA , HUD , HHS , improper payments , recovery auditing , predictive modeling , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , management , insourcing , Coalition for Government Procurement , Shay Assad , source selection , acquisition workforce , bid protest , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:48am EDT
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Debt limit's impact on your Thrift Savings Plan

Does the battle over the debt limit have an impact on the TSP super-safe G fund?

Tags: TSP , Tom Trabucco , debt limit , budget , pay and benefits , retirement , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 03/14/2011, 04:58pm EDT
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