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A new commission, proposed by David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, would recommend ways to streamline government by removing duplication and extraneous spending from government agencies. Federal-employee unions criticized the proposal and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers expressed skepticism that such a proposal could gain congressional approval.
Tags: Management , budget , oversight , Congress , best practices , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Carolyn Maloney , David Walker , Stephen Goldsmith , Elaine Kamarck , J. David Cox , Government Transformation Initiative , AFGE , Reinventing Government
Lawmakers at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held at the Georgetown Heating Plant, blasted the General Services Administration for its handling of excess federal properties.
Stephen Goss, chief actuary for the Social Security Administration, talks about how actuaries can help federal agencies improve financial planning. Dr. Matthew Harris of the University of Maryland - University College discusses a new study on IG offices across the country. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) talks about disposing of federal properties. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) talks about a new report on government efficiency.
Congressman John Mica says his top priority as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations is to cut agency waste, fraud and abuse beyond just the low hanging fruit. Mica's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.
Rep. Darrell Issa plans to formally introduce the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act before the end of March. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing on the draft bill. Current and former federal officials say the bill should place a stronger emphasis on project management and workforce issues.
Tags: technology , Management , Richard Spires , DHS , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , program management , Workforce , Training , Stan Soloway , PSC , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Jason Miller
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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its first hearing on the steps needed to reform IT management across government. But federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he has the authority needed to improve how agencies spend money on technology programs. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committee's chairman, is developing legislation to update laws governing the management of IT.
Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CIO authorities , IT reform , Tom Davis , Deloitte , David Powner , GAO , Jason Miller , House , Congress
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is consolidating two subcommittees that oversee major agency functions, such as procurement and technology, into a new panel. No news yet on who will be the ranking members.