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Meeting the global cybersecurity threat

Securing cyber-space has become a global challenge, and the GAO has ideas about what agencies can do to be prepared.

Tags: DorobekInsider , cybersecurity , David Powner

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 09:41pm EDT
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GAO hands down decision on Unisys bid protest

Unisys Corp. may have lost its last shot at keeping the lucrative Transportation Security Administration infrastructure contract.

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Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 01:23pm EDT

Phony firms make the grade for HUBZone

As part of its latest undercover operation, the Government Accountability Office obtained certification in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program for three phony firms. SBA's Joe Jordan tells us about changes being made to HUBZone as a result.

Tags: Federal Drive , SBA , HUBZone , Joe Jordan , management , contracting

Monday - 08/02/2010, 10:08am EDT
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GSA schedules: Are agencies paying too much?

Columnist Steve Kelman offers his insight.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Steve Kelman , management , best practices , pay and benefits , GSA ,

Friday - 07/30/2010, 12:49pm EDT

GAO: NASA well grounded in Exploration spending

Congress enacted the fiscal year 2010 Exploration appropriation, which appropriated about $3.7 billion for "exploration research and development activities." The GAO's Susan Polling tells us about how the funds are being, or not being, spent.

Tags: management , NASA , Susan Polling

Friday - 07/30/2010, 09:38am EDT
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Senator hopes to bridge feds foreign language gap

A Senate panel probes the government's continued foreign language deficiencies. The Government Accountability Office finds limited progress across several agencies. DHS and DoD are taking steps to increase the number of employees with foreign language skills.

Tags: management , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , Nancy Weaver , DoD , Jeff Neal , DHS , David Maurer , State Department , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/30/2010, 06:29am EDT
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State hopes technology will better secure passport process

GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.

Tags: technology , management , Ben Cardin , John Kyl , Greg Kutz , Brenda Sprague , State , Senate Judiciary Committee , SSA , DHS , passport security , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 08:45pm EDT
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GAO: State's passport program vulnerable to fraud

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: management , technology , State Department , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 05:05pm EDT
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SBA to name new HUBZone director

Grande Lum will lead a program that has been plagued by fraud and abuse. GAO successfully received HUBZone certifications for three bogus firms in sting operation. SBA administrator promises more oversight of the program.

Tags: contracting , management , Karen Mills , Nydia Velazquez , Sam Graves , Greg Kutz , House Small Business Committee , SBA , DoJ , HUBZone program , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 02:17pm EDT

GAO launches mobile website

You can now read GAO reports on your mobile device.

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Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 01:38pm EDT
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