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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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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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