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Agency officials tout progress on security clearances

Agency officials from the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management, along with a handful of other agencies, cited significant improvements in both timeliness and accuracy in the security-clearance program at a Senate subcommittee. The agencies agreed, however, much work remained to maintain that progress and to take on new challenges, such as reciprocity and reinvestigation.

Tags: OPM , OMB , ODNI , DoD , security clearance , Daniel Akaka , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Elizabeth McGrath , Danny Werfel , Charles Sowell , GAO , Merton Miller

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 07:51pm EDT
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GAO duplication report a 'scorecard' of agency progress

The Government Accountability Office recently reported on 51 areas in which the federal government could cut, streamline, or otherwise reduce duplication. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report.

Tags: GAO , management , financial management , In Depth , Francis Rose , duplication , overlapping programs

Monday - 03/12/2012, 08:57pm EDT
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Congress blames itself for duplicative programs

Faced with a 423-page report from the Government Accountability Office detailing potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap in nearly every corner of government, lawmakers pointed a finger at themselves for reducing oversight of federal programs and trying to fix problems without understanding what solutions the government already offered.

Tags: GAO , duplicative programs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , consolidation authority , Danny Werfel , OMB , management , Emily Kopp , Congress

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:57pm EST

GAO: 'Virtually all' agencies may have overlapping programs

From food safety to economic development, federal programs are filled with potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. GAO identified 51 new areas that need attention at a time when Congress is debating department budgets and the White House is calling for greater authority to reorganize agencies.

Tags: GAO , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , budget , duplicative programs , accountability , management , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:00am EST

Legislative agencies' 2013 budget requests spell reduced staff, cuts

The Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, Government Printing Office and Library of Congress testified before a House committee this week on their fiscal-year 2013 budget requests. While they vary in many ways, none stray too far from 2012 funding numbers that cut the agencies' budgets.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , GPO , GAO , Library of Congress , CBO , Douglas Elmendorf , Davita Vance-Cooks , James Billington

Friday - 02/10/2012, 04:06pm EST

GAO cannot give opinion on federal government's finances

The Government Accountability Office said it cannot render an opinion on the federal government's 2011 consolidated financial statements due to "widespread material internal control weaknesses, significant uncertainties, and other limitations," according to a GAO release.

Tags: GAO , financial management , budget , Treasury , OMB , Congress

Friday - 12/23/2011, 01:36pm EST

GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Tags: GAO , budget , Congress , telework , furlough , pay and benefits , workforce , technology

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT

GAO: DoD needs to improve fiscal management

Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro recently gave a speech highlighting how this could be accomplished.

Tags: management , Fiscal Discipline , GAO , DoD , Janet St. Laurent , weapons acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 08:00pm EST

Dodaro's to-do list starts with new audit standards

There's no such thing as a summer slowdown at the Government Accountability Office. The congressional watchdog agency is in the middle of revamping guidelines on government auditing, while also helping implement health reform, and mapping out priorities for the next five years through its strategic plan.

Tags: management , AICPA , GAO , TARP , health care reform law , yellow book , accounting standards , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 06:37am EDT
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