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2014 AGA National Leadership Conference

Federal News Radio interviews Comptroller General Gene Dodaro; Margo Sheridan, DoD's director of Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness; Dennis Taitano, the Navy's deputy assistant secretary for Financial Operations; and Steve Herrera, Air Force Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, at the annual conference.

Tags: AGA , Margo Sheridan , Dennis Taitano , DoD , Navy , Tom Temin , Steve Herrera , GAO , Air Force

Monday - 02/10/2014, 11:44am EST

DHS, DoD strive for new strategy: be smarter with less

Federal officials say the budget environment with or without sequestration is leading agencies to come to grips with the idea that no matter how much they cut, no matter how much they work to become more efficient, they still will not have enough people or money to get everything done. The goal is to install discipline and data into the decision making process.

Tags: Management , Rafael Borras , DHS , Beth McGrath , DoD , Thad Allen , Coast Guard , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , GAO , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:52am EDT

Postal Service's 'broken business model' under fire but solutions scarce

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday that the Postal Service is operating under a "broken business model." But cost-saving efforts, such as ending Saturday delivery and modifying a multibillion dollar requirement to prefund future retirees health care costs, garnered little agreement among lawmakers.

Tags: USPS , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Frederic Rolando , NALC , Pat Donahoe , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 07:50pm EDT

DHS, DoD among agencies making slow, steady progress to get off High Risk list

GAO adds two new areas to the list, NOAA's satellite programs and the federal government's financial risk because of climate change. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro said nearly every initiative on the list made progress in fixing their problems over the last two years.

Tags: Management , GAO , DHS , DoD , Darrell Issa , NOAA , OFPP , Joe Jordan , High Risk List , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , David Powner , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/15/2013, 06:19am EST

IRS program, interagency contracting finally removed from High-Risk list

A total of 30 programs, once again, are considered troubled, including two new areas. But, the Government Accountability Office removed the IRS' Business Systems Modernization program after 18 years on the list, and interagency contracting after 8 years.

Tags: Management , GAO , High-Risk List , IRS , Business Systems Modernization , OFPP , GSA , Interagency contracting , NOAA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , DoD , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:04am EST

Shrinking GAO budget concerns employees, oversight advocates

The Government Accountability Office issues hundreds of reports each year detailing billions of dollars in cost-savings. Its role is considered essential to the congressional oversight process. But last year, Congress cut the agency's budget.

Tags: GAO , GAO Employees Union , budget , Congress , Senate , John Palguta , Ron La Due Lake , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Berry aims to nix HR from high risk list in the next year

Cyber criminals might unknowingly provide the impetus to help agencies address a cybersecurity skills gap. OPM also is working with agencies to address other shortfalls in key workforce competencies.

Tags: workforce , John Berry , Congress , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , High Risk List , cybersecurity , Ruben Gomez , OPM

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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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
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