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Bill offers feds $10,000 to report wasteful spending

The newly introduced bill could curb "agency bloat" and the tendency for them to spend frivolously at the end of the year, said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the co-sponsors of the bill.

Tags: Rand Paul , wasteful spending , Congress

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:20pm EDT

OMB starts DATA Act implementation in high gear

Executive editor Jason Miller says that for all of the Obama administration's reluctance and push-back against the Data Transparency Accountability Act as it was going through Congress, give them credit for meeting the first major statutory deadline of the law on May 7.

Tags: management , data transparency , DATA Act , OMB , Treasury , David Mader , David Lebryk , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coalition , Congress , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:29am EDT

Lynne Bernabei, Partner, Bernabei & Watchel

A Defense comptroller reported wrongdoing at the Defense Information Systems Agency and was removed from his position. Now, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Mark Warner want Defense Secretary Ash Carter to launch a full investigation. They say Jimaye Sones' demotion from comptroller to working on accounting software is a clear case of whistleblower retaliation. As part of this week's Legal Loop, Lynne Bernabei, a partner at the law firm Bernabei and Watchel, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further explore this case.

Tags: Lynne Bernabei , Bernabei and Watchel , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DoD , Comptroller , DISA , Chuck Grassley ,

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 09:54am EDT
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Senators: More transparency needed on geospatial data spending

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.

Tags: data , Geospatial , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Senate , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 11:41am EDT

GAO: Some agencies hit harder than others during sequestration

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that some agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Transportation and Health and Human Services, experienced stalled grants and contract activity during the government shutdown of 2013.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , Energy , DoT , NIH , HHS , grant management , Contracting , budget , Jory Heckman , OMB

Monday - 11/17/2014, 11:21am EST

Congress passes bills to reduce duplicative reports, improve access to public records

Wednesday was a productive day for Congress as the House sent two bills to President Barack Obama and a pair of critical DHS nominees head to the Senate floor.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , duplicative reports , Darrell Issa , Kelly Ayotte , elijah cummings , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Carper , Russell Deyo , DHS , public records , Sarah Saldana , Elise Garofalo

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 01:16pm EST

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is the leading force behind a bill that would reduce redundant or unnecessary reports by federal agencies. The 2014 Government Reports Elimination Act would modify or eliminate more than 50 reports that agencies produce annually for Congress. That bill has made its way through both the House and the Senate. Warner spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about the bill and the pressing issues Congress faces when it comes back after the November midterm elections.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Congress , Government Reports Elimination Act

Friday - 10/03/2014, 10:08am EDT
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OPM: FSA participants can rollover $500 in unused funds

Feds participating in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will now be able to rollover up to $500 from one year to the next in unspent funds from their limited expense and health care flexible spending accounts.

Tags: OPM , FSA , FSAFEDS , pay and benefits , Treasury , Katherine Archuleta , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Tim Kaine , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:05pm EDT

DATA Act victory sets stage for expected tough implementation

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week that will require new levels of effort to make federal data more accessible. Now that the three-year effort to get the bill passed is complete, the hard work begins to make it a reality.

Tags: management , Technology , Kathleen Tighe , Congress , DATA Act , Open government , Dick Ginman , industry , Trey Hodgkins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 04:07am EDT
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Senate bill would combine, eliminate 300-plus federal reports

Legislation newly introduced in the Senate proposes to scrap hundreds of unneeded, outdated or repetitive reports. The House, meanwhile, is marking up its own version of the bill.

Tags: Congress , Kelly Ayotte , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , GRPA Modernization Act , House , Senate , management , OMB , Government Reports Elimination Act

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 03:47pm EDT
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