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Countdown: Defense finance mess; Feds retiring quicker

This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Otto , Ed O'Keefe , Federal News Countdown , Shirley Sherrod , USDA , Tom Vilsack , Gulf Coast oil spill , OMB , Ted Kaufman , VA , Vivek Kundra , FDCCI , DoD , Asif Khan , ERP

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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GAO: OPM background checks need better privary protection (

A Government Accountability Office report said the Office of Personnel Management needs to do a better job of protecting private information when conducting background checks.

Tags: OPM , background checks , privacy , best practices , management , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:55pm EDT

GAO denies KC-X protest

The protest by U.S. Aerospace and its partner, Ukrainian aircraft-maker Antonov has been denied.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , KC-X , Air Force , EADS , Boeing ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 08:40am EDT

DHS management improvements start with acquisition

Deputy Secretary Lute told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about how DHS is improving contracting processes. Acquisition is one of three major areas that the department is focusing on to bring integration across all 22 components. Lute said part of her goal is to get off the GAO high-risk list.

Tags: contracting , management , industry , Janet Holl Lute , Daniel Akaka , Cathleen Berrick , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , acquisition processes , Quadrennial Homeland Security Review , financial management , management integration , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Defense finance systems over budget, years behind schedule

According to a GAO report, the Defense Department's finance systems are $6.9 billion over budget and 2 to twelve years behind schedule, NextGov reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Nextgov , DoD , budget , overbudget , audit

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 04:13pm EDT

Still few women in management, report says

A GAO study finds women accounted for 40 percent of managers in the U.S. workforce in 2007, New York Times reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , female managers , New York Times , wage gap , management

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 03:02pm EDT

Proposal would constrict use of certain contract types

The FAR Council issues a proposed rule to require agencies to justify the use of time-and-materials and labor hours contracts for commercial services. GAO found that agencies didn't understand the rules for buying certain types of services.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , time-and-materials contracting , SARA , labor hours contracts , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/27/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Patients at risk?: GAO investigates VA

GAO has found inconsistent compliance with the three VA purchasing and tracking requirements, creating potential risks to veterans' safety. Details from GAO's Dr. Debra Draper.

Tags: Federal Drive , VA , Debra Draper , Suzanne Kubota , inventory management , management , techonolgy

Monday - 09/27/2010, 09:31am EDT
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GAO: securing information can be simplified

Learn more from a GAO report on the efforts to harmonize information security policies

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , technology , management , information security , Gregory Wilshusen

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 08:43pm EDT
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