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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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GAO: State could get more bang out of training buck

Jess Ford, the director of International Affairs and Trade Issues at the GAO, explains how State can better invest in training.

Tags: Jess Ford , State , training , budget , management , Foreign Service , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:14pm EST
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GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Richard Spires , DHS , OMB , CACI , GCE , Savantage , financial management , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST

Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Tags: technology , management , Susan Collins , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , Valerie Melvin , OMB , VA , DHS , Interior , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology management , CIO's role , IT reform , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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Interagency board identifies underused fed buildings

Congress is holding the government accountable for federal building ownership and leasing. Rep. Holmes Norton is asking GSA for access to excess building data.

Tags: real estate , consolidation , budget , OMB , Darrell Issa , Kathleen Turco , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Thomas Davis , Gene Dodaro , Ryan Alexander , John Buckner

Friday - 03/04/2011, 06:15pm EST

OMB, oversight committee fail to connect

Rep. Issa and other Republicans criticize the administration for not testifying on GAO report on duplicative programs. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee promises quarterly hearings on how agencies are chipping away at the widespread overlap.

Tags: management , Darrell Issa , Connie Mack , Elijah Cummings , Jeff Zients , Gene Dodaro , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OMB , Tom Davis , Deloitte , overlapping programs , cost cutting , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:19am EST
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