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Subcommittee to examine agency energy usage

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said his subcommittee will take up the subject of energy conservation and the federal government when Congress goes back in session next week.

Tags: management , contracting , Sen. Joe Lieberman , Sen. Susan Collins , Energy , energy conservation , deficit , FISMA , cybersecurity , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 01/19/2010, 05:04pm EST

Sen. Tom Carper on solving the issue of improper payments

The Obama administration is taking a look at improper payments in the hopes of saving money, and Sen. Carper tells Federal News Radio about new legislation that could help.

Tags: management , contracting , Improper payments , Francis Rose , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 05:04pm EST

Contractor award fees: thumbs up or thumbs down?

In the world of federal contracting, no subject raises more controversy than award fees. A Senate committee yesterday got an update on the effort to strike the right balance when it comes to contractor incentives.

Tags: management , contracting , Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Gove , Jeffrey Zients , OMB

Tuesday - 08/04/2009, 02:55pm EDT

Cyber legislation is a growing trend

Sen. Carper's bill would create team of experts to break-in, fix federal networks. Sen. Lieberman, Rep. Thompson to introduce legislation to better protect electric grid.

Tags: technology , Sen. Susan Collins , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Rep. Bennie Thompson , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , GSA , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 04/29/2009, 06:57am EDT

CTO bill adds to cybersecurity discussion

Rep. Connolly wants to codify Chopra's role and give CTO more oversight over computer defenses. Rep. Watson also to introduce cyber bill this summer.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , Rep. Diane Watson , Rep. Gerry Connolly , Sen. Jay Rockefeller , OMB , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CTO , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 05/26/2009, 07:04am EDT

OMB controller nominee Werfel would take deeper look at DoD's books

He outlines several priorities if confirmed, including further reducing improper payments and reducing the federal real property inventory. Werfel says DoD must better understand why a qualified audit helps them meet their mission.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , VA , DoD , NASA , DHS , financial management , Improper payments , Consolidated financial audits , real property

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 06:46pm EDT

Agency performance bill to become law

The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, sponsored by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex)is an update to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993.

Tags: management , Rep. Henry Cuellar , GPRMA , GPRA

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 08:15am EST

Reforms to measuring agency performance

The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRMA) is proposed to be an update of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993

Tags: InDepth , GPRA , GPRMA , John Kamensky

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:49pm EDT

OMB's new performance framework to combine the best of the past

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Bernice Steinhardt , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GAO , CMS , FEMA , Interior , NASA , NRC , VA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , EPA , Performance Improvement Council , GPRA , PART , performance management

Friday - 09/25/2009, 06:50am EDT
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