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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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GAO upholds one of four protests under E-Travel RFP

The General Services Administration has lost a protest to CarlsonWagonlit Sato Travel on the follow-on contract for agencies up upgrade their governmentwide E-Travel systems.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , CarlsonWagonlit , E-Travel , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/25/2011, 08:07pm EDT

Fair or not? Company pays for bid protest legal fees

William Welch chairs the government contracts group at the General Counsel law firm and he tells us why.

Tags: William Welch , General Counsel , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , contracting , Livanta , legal fees , In Depth

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:23pm EDT
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After Deepwater: USCG acquisitions improve

As a result of Deepwater's failures, the Coast Guard has reformed the acquisitions management process. We talk with GAO's John Hutton about how that's going.

Tags: Federal Drive , USCG , acquisitions , management , John Hutton , Deepwater

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 10:08am EDT
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GAO: Tips to prevent IT project overruns

The federal government will spend $79 billion on information technology this year. How can agencies prevent projects from cost overruns and poor management?

Tags: David Powner , technology , IT projects , management , budget , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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Bill would boost Federal Protective Service staff, training

A bill introduced last week in the Senate would hire more Federal Protective Service guards and increase resources for training.

Tags: Federal Protective Service , Joe Lieberman , management , security , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:04pm EDT

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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