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GAO: Interior's challenges include resource protection, backlog

The Government Accountability Office has released a list of seven major management challenges at Interior. The challenges range from land acquisition to information security.

Tags: Anu Mittal , Interior , management , accountability , High Risk list , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 03:52pm EST
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GAO identifies duplicate programs for potential cuts

Janet Saint Laurent, GAO's managing director for defense capabilities and management issues, shares details of some of the duplicate programs.

Tags: Janet Saint Laurent , budget , duplication , accountability , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 04:26pm EST
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Will budget cuts be easier on heels of new GAO report?

The Government Accountability Office released its first annual report required by Congress to examine overlap among federal programs. Auditors found agencies have redundant programs in everything from contracting to food safety to literacy education.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , DoD , federal spending , program evaluation , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 12:44pm EST

USPS, DHS, DoD contribute to 'dire' finances

Last week the International Monetary Fund cautioned the government on spending. So how bad are federal finances? We ask GAO's Jeanette Franzel

Tags: Federal Drive , High Risk list , AGA , Jeanette Franzel , USPS , DHS , DoD , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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DoD on path to obtain clean books by 2017

The Defense Department's deputy chief financial officer said Friday that the department believes it will achieve the 2017 deadline to produce auditable financial statements. DoD is approaching the problem in way that makes clear that clean books are not only the responsibility of its accountants, he said.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , DoD budget , audit readiness , consolidated financial statements , Mark Easton , Gene Dodaro , AGA , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 02/21/2011, 07:18am EST
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Dodaro tells agencies how to stay off high-risk list

Comptroller General Gene Dodaro discusses government management and projects on the high-risk list.

Tags: High Risk list , accountability , Gene Dodaro , management , best practices , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 04:22pm EST
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'More intense' high-risk oversight planned

GAO's biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

Tags: management , Gene Dodaro , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Josphe Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , Susan Collins , DoD , Census , USPS , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , High Risk list , personnel security clearances , congressional oversight , 2010 census , cybersecurity , waste, fraud and abuse , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:25am EST
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DoD's footprint reduced on GAO High Risk List

The government watchdog agency highlights 30 areas that are at-risk of major problems or failure. Auditors added Interior's handling of gas and oil resources, but several on-going challenges saw the scope of oversight shrink because of progress agencies have made.

Tags: management , DoD , Interior , Census , Minerals Management Service , High-Risk List , personnel security clearances , Supply chain management , weaspons systems acquisition , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:05pm EST

Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , financial management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , OMB , Ed Towns , improper payments , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Coburn: DoD must follow the money

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked DoD officials to be audit ready in anticipation of budget cuts. GAO has not been able to form an auditable opinion of them in over a decade.

Tags: DoD , management , Tom Coburn , financial management , budget cuts , John Buckner

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:43pm EST
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