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OFPP promises to tame interagency contracts

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon told a Senate committee that a new rule to add more oversight to multi-agency contracts should be out soon. Agencies wanting to develop new multiple award contracts will have to justify them before going forward. OFPP is also trying to use strategic sourcing to take advantage of the government's buying power.

Tags: management , contracting , Dan Gordon , Gene Dodaro , Joseph Lieberman , OFPP , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Interagency contracting , GWACs , Multiple award contracts , BPAs , duplicative programs , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Tax delinquents win stimulus contracts

The Hill's Bernie Becker said some of those funds may never be recovered.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , stimulus , Bernie Becker , The Hill

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 10:31am EDT
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GAO: DoD overestimated housing costs

The Defense Department has significantly underestimated the amount of money it needs to pay for service members housing allowances.

Tags: DoD Report , housing costs , budget , In Depth

Friday - 05/20/2011, 05:45pm EDT

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
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