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Coburn to Congress: Look in the mirror for the cause of waste

Sen. Tom Coburn told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that Congress isn't doing its job and that's the root cause of much of the waste in government. Rep. Darrell Issa promised to work with Coburn and Sen. Tom Carper on legislation to reduce overlapping programs.

Tags: management , White House , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , GAO , program duplication , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Brandon Arnold , National Taxpayers Union , Chris Edwards , Cato Institute , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 05:49pm EST

OMB chooses 2013 SAVE Award winner

Kenneth Siehr of the Department of Veterans Affairs wins this year's SAVE Award. His cost-cutting proposal involving mail-order prescriptions to veterans also saves time.

Tags: SAVE award , Veterans Affairs , medical centers

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 02:44pm EST

CIO shuffle continues at SBA, DHS, OPM

SBA, OPM have new CIOs as the carousel in government IT spins once again.

Tags: SBA , OPM , Chase Garwood , Commerce Department , DHS , Renee Macklin , Beth Cobert , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Donna Seymour

Friday - 12/20/2013, 06:09pm EST

PIOs unearth the real value of data, analysis

Nani Coloretti, Treasury's assistant secretary for management and performance improvement officer, said prioritizing data, analyzing it in way that makes sense to senior officials and following through on opportunities for change are among the ways to improve agency processes. A Federal News Radio survey of PIOs show agencies are using data to improve mission execution.

Tags: management , Nani Coloretti , Treasury Department , Performance Improvement Officers , data driven analysis , high priority goals , Jason Miller , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 03:51am EST
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2013 SAVE Award finalists focus on electronic, online practices

The Office of Management and Budget announced the four finalists for the 2013 SAVE Award on Monday. Public voting is open until Friday, Dec. 20.

Tags: SAVE award , workforce , Sylvia Burwell , Kenneth Siehr , Patrick Mindiola , Dirk Renner , Buyar Hayrula , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:33am EST

Is the budget deal the final word on contractor compensation?

Tucked away inside the bipartisan budget deal announced with much fanfare this week is a proposal limiting the maximum level contractors can charge the government to pay the salaries of their top executives to nearly half of what it is currently. But it may not be the final word on the issue on the sticky issue of contractor compensation. the budget deal's proposed changes to taxpayer-funded contractor salaries are competing with another piece of bipartisan legislation currently before Congress. The annual Defense Authorization Act seeks to lower the compensation limit but by far less than the budget deal.

Tags: Congress , budget , acquisition , acquisition policy , contractor compensation cap , Stan Soloway , PSC , Dan Gordon , OFPP

Friday - 12/13/2013, 11:03am EST

Savings from reverse auctions not being maximized

As the use of reverse auctions continues to rise, the Government Accountability Office says agencies need more clear cut guidance to realize a maximum amount of savings.

Tags: GAO , OFPP , reverse auctions , acquisition , Contracting officers , contracts , FedBid , Army , DHS , VA , DOI , FAR , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , Tom Carper , small businesses , Ellen Kortesoja

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:23pm EST

Identity management in the cloud

Paul Christman, vice president Public Sector at Dell Software, discusses how his company can help you solve identity management issues at your agency.
December 10, 2013

Tags: technology , identity management , cloud computing , DHS , access management , Paul Christman , Dell Software , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 10:32pm EST
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White House says agencies slowly meeting open data milestones

Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a "/data" page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.

Tags: technology , open government , White House , Education Department , Energy Department , Nick Sinai , Haley Van Dyck , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 11:08am EST

Survey: Budget crises leave little time for long-term planning

A string of recent budget crises, doomsday deadlines and last-minute deals has complicated agencies' longer-term budget planning. However, most agency budget professionals say they're plowing through the uncertainty and will be able to meet spending targets for fiscal 2015 mandated by the Office of Management and Budget, according to a recent survey by Grant Thornton and the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis.

Tags: budget , 2015 budget , management , financial management , Grant Thornton , American Association for Budget and Program Analysis , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 04:48pm EST
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