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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.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

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

How to improve the Multiple Award Schedule program

This week, host Larry Allen talks about this and more with John Howell, a partner at Sullivan & Worcester.
July 27, 2010

Tags: contracting , MAS , Larry Allen , Sullivan & Worcester , John Howell , Off the Shelf

Monday - 07/26/2010, 06:43pm EDT
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Senate wants NSF to spend more on cyber personnel

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , NSF ,

Friday - 07/23/2010, 05:03pm EDT

GAO calls for rules to govern fed use of Web 2.0

Read the full report.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Friday - 07/23/2010, 01:41pm EDT

GAO: OMB's IT dashboard used crusty data

Some of the investments listed on the IT Dashboard are already hundreds of millions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. David Powner, Director of Information Technology Management Issues for GAO explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , management , David Powner , OMB , IT Dashboard , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 09:22am EDT
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GAO releases five year strategic plan

We learn what's in the report.

Tags: management , Helen Hsing

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 06:07pm EDT
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