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GSA expects $11M savings from travel, conference cuts

The General Services Administration projects it will save $11 million from April to September from reforms to employee travel and agency conferences. Since April, GSA canceled 47 conferences.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Dan Tangherlini , budget , oversight , management , conferences , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 08:56am EDT

VA paid $52K for 'Patton' conference training video

A 15-minute training video that cost $52,000 to make joins the examples of excessive spending at two Veterans Affairs' conferences last year with a total pricetag of $5 million.

Tags: VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller , Darrell Issa , Eric Shinseki , conference , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , budget , Congress , George Patton

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:45am EDT

House oversight committee OKs GSA-inspired bills

Two new bills advance to the Congress floor in regards to the 2010 GSA Scandal. These bills, if affirmed, will hold executives accountable for misappropriations of funding, and also necessitate agencies to provide rundowns for all conferences spending.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , Mike Kelly , Joe Walsh , Taeja Smith

Friday - 06/29/2012, 07:15pm EDT

Tweets from congressional hearings on GSA spending scandal

Read tweets about the hearings and join the conversation using hashtag #GSA.

Tags: GSA , Twitter

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:07pm EDT

Issa: TSA workers 'doing best they can' with ineffective equipment, methods

The Transportation Security Administration has grown from "the ashes of the Pentagon and the Twin Towers" into a 65,000-employee agency, whose effectiveness is now being called into question by lawmakers.

Tags: Darrell Issa , TSA , DHS , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:21am EDT
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Army's payroll problems threaten auditability goals, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office will release a report this morning detailing problems with the Army's payroll system challenges that threaten the Defense Department's ability to be audit-read

Tags: Army , Kirk Zecchini , Jeanne Brooks , DoD , Leon Panetta , technology , pay and benefits

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 11:03am EDT

Culture change necessary for successful federal reorganization?

Dan Blair, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about restructuring federal agencies. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony and the prospects for an agency consolidation.

Tags: management , best practices , In Depth , Dan Blair , National Academy of Public Administration , Francis Rose , Darrell Issa

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:47pm EST
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NRC commissioners: Chairman Jaczko's 'bullying' has hindered agency

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said it was the first time he had heard many of the accusations that fellow commissioners threw at him during a hearing of the House Oversight Committee on Jaczko's leadership. The four commissioners, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, said they had no political motive in bringing his "erratic" and "extreme" behavior to light.

Tags: Gregory Jaczko , NRC , House ,

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 01:47pm EST

Kundra says "hard lessons" led to IT top-10 list

As federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra prepares to depart government for a Harvard fellowship, he provided a top-10 list of lessons learned in his last appearance before Congress.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , Data transparency , technology , IT , open gov , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/15/2011, 05:01pm EDT
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