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GAO: Federal acquisition workforce needs help

The way the federal government does business with contractors is changing.

Tags: daily debrief , contracting , OMB , acquisition , John Needham

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:07pm EDT
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SSA staying on top of claims increase

Commissioner Astrue tells House committee that despite the recession, the agency still plans on reducing its disability claims backlog. SSA using a combination of technology, new employees and improved processes to continue on the path to eliminate its hearings backlog by 2013. State agency furloughs, however, are causing additional challenges with the log jam of claims.

Tags: management , technology , Michael Astrue , Bob Filner , Linda Sanchez , Patrick O'Carroll , SSA , House Ways and Means Committee , disability benefits , claims processing

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 07:08am EDT
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JPDO's Karlin Toner explains progress on FAA's NextGen system

House Transportation subcommittee asked for updates from program head, Transportation IG, and GAO.

Tags: management , technology , best practices , Congress , House Transportation Committee , Federal Aviation Administration , NextGen , Karlin Toner , Government Accountability Office ,

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 02:48pm EDT

GAO: Army must modernize with acquisition reforms

The U.S. Army is taking a new approach when it comes to getting troops ready to fight in the 21st century. A recent GAO report says that the Army needs to seize the opportunity of integrating acquisition reforms, as well as keeping technology current.

Tags: management , U.S. Army , Future Combat Systems , Brigade Combat Team Modernization , Mike Sullivan , acquisition , procurement , Dorothy Ramienski , daily debrief

Monday - 04/26/2010, 07:45pm EDT
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Congressman Hal Rogers: concerned about cybersecurity funding

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) explains why he thinks cutting funding to certain cybersecurity programs might not be such a good idea.

Tags: management , technology , cybersecurity , CNCI , TIC , Einstein , Rep. Hal Rogers , Dorothy Ramienski , Congressional Spotlight

Friday - 04/16/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Analysis: Change the role of the Postal Service to keep it viable

A recent GAO report highlighted the many budgetary problems facing the United States Postal Service. GAO's Phil Herr brings Federal News Radio analysis.

Tags: management , USPS , Phil Herr , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 04/16/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Rep. Thompson: Federal Protective Service must do better

GAO officials told a House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that FPS has repeatedly failed to manage its contract workforce and should consider other approaches to protecting federal buildings. Rep. Bennie Thompson joins us with details.

Tags: mngt , contracting , Bennie Thompson , building security , FPS , DHS , Congressional Spotlight

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 11:10am EDT
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GAO: Cybersecurity weak at all federal agencies

Bill would make cybersecurity diplomatic priority, NSA on the Flash-Media Hunt, Senate stalls cyber commander to probe digital war

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Einstein 3 , State , Defense , Cyber Command

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 08:35am EDT

GAO: Postal Service business model not working

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office says additional cuts are needed.

Tags: management , Pay & Benefits , USPS , Dorothy Ramienski , John Potter

Monday - 04/12/2010, 02:06pm EDT
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