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GAO applauds DHS critical infrastructure protection plan

Some ex-employees turn to cybercrime

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHS , critical infrastructure , cybercrime , Verizon

Thursday - 04/08/2010, 08:30am EDT

Six principles for workforce planning

GAO and others have shown that successful organizations use strategic workforce planning to help meet present and future mission requirements. GAO looked at Interior, EPA, and the Forest Service's approaches to workforce planning. As part of our week-long series, HReinvented, GAO's director of Natural Resources and Environment issues, Anu Mittal, tells us about what they found.

Tags: mngt , workforce planning , FY 2011 budget , Anu Mittal , HReinvented

Monday - 04/05/2010, 11:10am EDT

Agencies count on federal financial managers

In the federal government, they wield spreadsheets, strive for "clean audit opinions", and are the first line of defense in accounting for the spending of taxpayer dollars. "They" are the top federal CFOs and financial managers, and yesterday, they met here in Washington to discuss their profession.

Tags: management , FSIO , JFMIP , Chief Financial Officers , CFO Council , Gene Dodaro , OPM , Mark Reger , OMB , Treasury , HHS , Sheila Conley , President Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 07:07am EDT

OMB to issue financial systems overhaul guidelines

The White House has released a consolidated financial report for the entire government. But the Government Accountability Office says the information is, for the most part, flawed.

Tags: mngt , financial management , OMB , Deloitte , Tim Young , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 09:30am EST

GAO bookkeeping finds weaknesses in federal numbers

The Government Accountability Office has found widespread material weaknesses in internal control in the federal government's financial management.

Tags: federal deficit , mngt , Jeanette Franzel

Wednesday - 03/03/2010, 10:40am EST

A GAO perspective on ARRA

A view of the President's recovery effort from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the independent auditing arm of Congress.

Tags: AGA , ARRA , Christopher Mihm , recovery

Friday - 02/19/2010, 09:40am EST

VA sets rules for set-aside program

Final regulation applies to all agencies for determining eligibility of veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Agencies spent almost $20 billion with these firms in 2008.

Tags: contracting , VA , SBA , Veteran-owned small business , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , Small business contracting

Monday - 02/08/2010, 04:50pm EST

GAO sees more bid protests in 2009

The agency received more complaints last year than in any of the previous eight years. GAO also came to a final decision on more cases in 2009 than the year before. More agencies and vendors also are turning to alternative dispute resolution to solve their differences, GAO finds.

Tags: contracting , SBA , TSA , bid protest , alternative dispute resolution , A-76 , task order protest

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 07:02am EST

Contractor Crackdown: tax cheats targeted by White House

President Obama is expected to sign new regulation today cracking down on tax cheats getting federal contracts. The Government Accountability Office says 1.6 million businesses owe more than $58 billion in unpaid payroll taxes.

Tags: contracting , Barack Obama , Charles Grassley , White House , Tax cheats , Contractor unpaid taxes

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 07:13am EST

GAO on how to compensate for uncompensated costs

The idea behind Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments could catch on

Tags: best practices , Katherine Iritani , Disproportionate Share Hospital payments , Transparency , accountability

Monday - 01/04/2010, 10:45am EST
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