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Agencies get 2017 deadline to move to new procurement ID standard

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a final rule Monday detailing the timeframe and steps agencies must take to begin using the Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID) numbering system. The PIID only is for new contracting actions after the effective date.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , OFPP , FAR Council , data standards , Procurement Instrument Identification , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/13/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Timing, technology converge to better attack improper payments

Over the last three years, agencies understood the problem better, improved how they tracked the information and used advanced data analysis tools to lower the governmentwide rate to 4.69 percent from 5.42 percent in 2009. While the amount of money improperly paid out hit a high of $125 billion in 2010, Danny Werfel, the Office of Management and Budget's controller, expects it to drop for a second consecutive year, below the $115 billion mark in 2011.

Tags: management , improper payments , Danny Werfel , Kathy Tighe , Earl Devaney , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , OMB , education , fraud, waste and abuse , Obama Impact , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:31pm EDT
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Three Recovery Board lessons ready for governmentwide expansion

The Government Accountability and Transparency Board submitted its first report to President Barack Obama last week highlighting oversight and accountability initiatives that could be used by more agencies. The Recovery Board is testing a new site to bring together analytical and forensic tools to prevent and find waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: management , budget , Campaign to Cut Waste , OMB , Jacob Lew , Recovery and Transparency Board , improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse , Jason Miller , oversight

Monday - 12/19/2011, 03:02pm EST

White House reprioritizes online accountability

The websites for the Fiddlin' Foresters - the official U.S. Forest folk band - and one for desert tortoises are a couple of websites that could be on the chopping block in the White House efforts to cut wasteful spending.

Tags: Collaboration Center , Barack Obama , Jeff Zients , OMB , White House , accountability , websites , technology , Fiddlin' Foresters , Darrell Issa

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 12:15pm EDT