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SEA calls on House lawmakers to further improve VA Accountability bill

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, explained her organization's concerns, saying Congress doesn't need to micromanage SES performance reviews at VA.

Tags: Management , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , Veterans Affairs Department , oversight , Carol Bonosaro , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:35pm EDT

OMB, GAO confident in FITARA's impact as guidance is finalized

Federal CIO Tony Scott said he expects to release policy to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act by mid-May. He and others say FITARA will help reign in technology and bring discipline to management and buying processes to reduce duplication.

Tags: technology , oversight , Congress , GAO , David Powner , OMB , Beth Cobert , Tony Scott , FITARA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Duplication , Software licenses , Data center consolidation , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are wasting billions of dollars because they're consistently duplicating efforts. The Government Accountability Office's latest report identifies dozens of federal functions marked by duplication, overlap and fragmentation. GAO says reducing it all could save $80 billion. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details on why, when it comes to information technology, a new law could help cut waste and deliver more savings.

Tags: Jason Miller , GAO , duplicative programs , overlapping programs , Management , oversight

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:36am EDT
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For better government, consolidate DoD bases, health care programs

On the road to better, more cost-effective government, Congress will have to consider consolidating military health care and ramping up tax enforcement at the Internal Revenue Service, the comptroller general says.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , Congress , DoD , IRS , oversight

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:35am EDT

Kelly Thresher, Public Policy Analyst, Office of the Inspector General

The Postal Service's Inspector General proposes a novel solution for cutting costs: Adopt augmented reality. The IG says the Postal Service could save time and money by outfitting drivers with augmented reality glasses. AR technology allows mobile devices to superimpose digital information on a real-world view. Kelly Thresher is a public policy analyst at the Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. She joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to elaborate on how augmented reality could help USPS.

Tags: Kelly Thresher , USPS , OIG , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , augmented reality , oversight

Friday - 04/10/2015, 09:38am EDT
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Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Wachtel

Usually it's the inspectors general who accuse others of wrongdoing, whether it's spending too much money here, or treating people unfairly there. Rarely is the behavior of the IG's themselves questioned. So it's notable that now Commerce Department inspector general Todd Zinser is fighting for his job. A Democratic lawmaker, Texas Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, has called on the Obama Administration to fire Zinser. She says she has 'ample' evidence of misconduct and mismanagement. In this week's Legal Loop Lynne Bernabei, partner at the law firm Bernabei and Watchel, who often represents federal whistleblowers, spoke with Emily Kopp about Zinser's situation on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Lynne Bernabei , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , inspector general , Bernabei & Wachtel , whistleblowers , Emily Kopp , oversight

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 10:10am EDT
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John Roth, Inspector General, DHS

Customs and Border Protection is close to a final solution for its overtime problem. The agency has a program called Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime, or AUO, to give managers flexibility in scheduling. John Roth is Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security. His office completes a deep dive on AUO at CBP. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Roth explained how the program works, the problems he looked at, and the progress the agency is making in fixing the issues.

Tags: John Roth , DHS , inspector general , oversight , In Depth , CBP

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 04:57pm EDT
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