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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 , Government Accountability and Transparency Board , OMB , education , fraud, waste and abuse , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:31pm EDT
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Obama administration kick-starts regulatory reform, but more action needed

The Obama White House says it has cut red tape, reduced paperwork for businesses and citizens, and required agencies to simplify or get rid of old regulations. But how effective has this been? For analysis, Federal News Radio turns to Jerry Ellig, who was acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning under George W. Bush. He spoke to Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Jerry Ellig , Mercatus Center , George Mason University , regulations , management ,

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Romney's private-sector approach to government includes realigning pay, downsizing workforce

It's no secret Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney envisions broad changes to the federal government and its workforce. In campaign speeches, Romney has spoken of aligning federal pay with that of the private sector and reducing the federal workforce through attrition. But federal unions say Romney's comments and proposals should give feds pause. This story is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Mitt Romney , pay and benefits , Paul Ryan , pay freeze , AFGE , J. David Cox , NFFE , William Dougan , workforce , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:59pm EDT

Agencies embrace information-sharing efforts, make effective progress

In the post-9/11 age, information sharing - between federal agencies, and across multiple layers of government - became an even more vital endeavor. The Information Sharing Environment, headed by program manager, Kshemendra Paul, has helped to improve the coordination of information sharing. Under his watch, the National Information Exchange Model has worked to break down intelligence and information stovepipes. Agencies embraced the spirit of the idea, made progress toward the administration's stated goals and the results have been apparent. Federal News Radio examines the government's information sharing efforts as part of our special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: information sharing , Information Sharing Environment , Kshemendra Paul , NIEM

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:34pm EDT
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Obama's effort to reorganize government results in little progress

John Powers is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP. He spoke to Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: John Powers , Deloitte , management , government reorgnization , In Depth , Commerce

Friday - 09/14/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Column: Second term for Obama could give feds opportunity to change program culture

Gadi Dechter, the managing director for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, contends if President Barack Obama wins another four years in office, his performance management agenda would push for more data-driven program evaluations. This is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years

Tags: Gadi Dechter , Center for American Progress , Barack Obama , budget , management , workforce , Investing in Innovation , Race to the Top

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:42am EDT
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Performance appraisal for POTUS

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: If you had to fill out President Obama's performance appraisal, how would it look? If Governor Romney were seeking a job in your organization would he pass muster?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce

Friday - 09/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

Unions, associations detail priorities for 2013 and beyond

Federal News Radio asked seven different unions, organizations and government groups for their priorities in the upcoming administration. Their responses are part of the series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , AFGE , CGP , NARFE , NFFE , NTEU , PSC , Senior Executives Assocation

Friday - 09/21/2012, 04:00am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Sept. 20, 2012

Prof. Charles O'Brien of the University of Pennsylvania talks about a report on binge drinking in the military. Jacob Pankowski of Greenberg Traurig and David Childs of Management Analysis Incorporated offer insight on inherently governmental procedures.

Tags: Federal Drive , people , University of Pennsylvania , Jacob Pankowski , Greenberg Traurig , DoD , David Childs , Management Analysis Incorporated , inherently governmental ,

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:54am EDT

Administration's strategic sourcing push successfully resonates with agencies

The administration decided to dust off the idea that the government is one big shopper and not 130 medium-sized ones as part of their Campaign to Cut Waste. Federal News Radio examines the issue as part of our special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , strategic sourcing , Dan Gordon , Campaign to Cut Waste ,

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:50am EDT
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