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In Depth interviews - November 29

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

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Thursday - 11/29/2012, 07:38pm EST

Officials willing to 'bang heads' to bring DHS systems in line

The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year's audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.

Tags: DHS , data , cybersecurity , technology , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Peggy Sherry , Robert West , James McCoy , FEMA , financial management , IT reform , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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Platts bids for Comptroller General job

Congress returns to work this week after the two-week Easter/Passover break. and one member of the House will be watching to see if he will be making a career move in the year to come. Rep. Todd Platts (R.-Pa.) is on a list of four names submitted by Congressional leaders to President Obama for the post of Comptroller General, a job which also includes running the Government Accountability Office. Recently, Federal News Radio spoke exclusively to Platts about his qualifications and expectations for the job.

Tags: newsstand , Comptroller General , GAO , U.S. Congress , House of Representatives , President Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 04/12/2010, 07:04am EDT
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DHS cancels $450M award to CACI

After GAO upholds one of the protests, the agency decides not to move forward with the contract to upgrade back-office systems.

Tags: technology , contracting , DHS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CACI , GCE , financial management system , TASC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 04:02pm EDT

Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , CMS , DoD , VA , DHS , improper payments , Do Not Pay List , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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Experts push financial reporting overhaul

A financial accounting task force said the government's accounts are too hard to understand and are misleading. A House Oversight subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on making agency spending data more transparent and more user-friendly.

Tags: management , financial management , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , FASAB , OMB , Jim Cooper , consolidated financial report , Jonathan Breul , GPRA , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:15pm EST

Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , financial management , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , GAO , OMB , Ed Towns , improper payments , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Issa reconfigures House Oversight Committee subcommittees

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced subcommittee leadership positions today. Freshmen and veterans alike will hold gavels in the 112th Congress.

Tags: management , contracting , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Jim Jordan , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:36pm EST

Comptroller General nominee talks about issues facing GAO

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , GAO , Comptroller General , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/09/2010, 12:27pm EDT
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