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Bill would give DoD incentives to audit its books on time

New legislation from several senators would let DoD reprogram funds without congressional approval.

Tags: management , Congress , DoD , GAO , 2011 Defense Authorization , Elizabeth Robbins , financial management , Tom Coburn , Joe Manchin , Claire McCaskill , Ron Johnson

Friday - 08/03/2012, 05:36am EDT

VA not doing enough to verify service-disabled veteran owned firms

GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.

Tags: GAO , GSA , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , SBA , Veterans Affairs , VetBiz , Contracting , acquisition , Acquisition policy , industry ,

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:11am EDT

Reasons unclear for drop in whistleblower disclosures

The Office of Special Counsel's annual report to Congress found the number of employees bringing cases of potential wrongdoing declined for the first time in five years.

Tags: management , Federal Drive , OSC , John Mahoney , whistleblower , Retaliation , Tully Rinckey , Ann OHanlon ,

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:08am EDT

OPM wants to hear from agencies facing pay adjustment rates

OPM has requested agencies review their pay scales and decide whether to make adjustments for fiscal 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , Workforce , OPM , locality pay , pay rate , John Berry ,

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 04:24pm EDT

FAR Council proposes rule for overseas contractors

The FAR Council wants to implement governmentwide requirements to increase the oversight of security personnel abroad.

Tags: acquisition , Acquisition policy , FAR Council , overseas contracting ,

Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:15pm EDT

DoD needs to consolidate data centers to become more efficient

A Congressional Research Service report found DoD accounts for 63 percent of energy consumption in the U.S. The White House's move to consolidate data centers could save at least $3 billion by 2015.

Tags: OMB , Technology , management , Data center consolidation , cloud computing , DoD , GAO , Federation of American Scientists , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative ,

Friday - 07/20/2012, 06:01am EDT

Agencies face regulatory challenges in spurring innovations on the Web

While the Internet is a key priority for federal agencies to create economic prosperity, various rules set by regulatory agencies are hindering the fast-pace growth on the Web.

Tags: transparency , accountability , Daniel Weitzner , regulatory agency , Internet policymaking , Technology , open government data , international action plan , consumer privacy bill of rights , Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developm , TPP

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 06:18am EDT

DoE forges ahead in green trend

DoE has implemented changes to improve its energy sustainability efforts in support of greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Tags: Steven Chu , NORESCO , Energy , Green government , Energy Savings Performance Contracts ,

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:06pm EDT

DOJ IG called to investigate whistleblowers' safety

Lawmakers ask for DoJ's IG to investigate the effectiveness of the agency's efforts to protect the whistleblowers in the Fast and Furious case. After alleged negative and potential threatening comments by an ATF official, lawmakers are concerned if the motive is vindictive.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Chuck Grassley , DoJ , Fast and Furious investigation , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , ATF , whistleblowers

Monday - 07/02/2012, 08:45pm EDT

House oversight committee OKs GSA-inspired bills

Two new bills advance to the Congress floor in regards to the 2010 GSA Scandal. These bills, if affirmed, will hold executives accountable for misappropriations of funding, and also necessitate agencies to provide rundowns for all conferences spending.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , House Oversight and Government Reform , Oversight , Mike Kelly , Joe Walsh ,

Friday - 06/29/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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