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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , State , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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IRS tries a pilot to make banking better

Treasury says it will launch a new pilot program to help capitalize on tax refund season as an opportunity to provide unbanked and underbanked Americans with access to safe, low-cost financial accounts. Assistant Secretary Michael Barr explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , best practices , Michael Barr , tax returns , banking , lessons learned , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 09:30am EDT
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White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Tags: management , Aneesh Chopra , Cass Sunstein , White House , EPA , NASA , DoT , HHS , Interior , GSA , open government , transparency , open government dashboard , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

Treasury CIO Duffy moving to Justice

After three years at Treasury, Duffy to move back to the agency he spent 15 years at previously.

Tags: technology , management , Mike Duffy , Justice , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:57pm EDT

SIGIR: Defense can't account for $8.7 billion

A report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction shows that insufficient accounting procedures has left DoD unable to account for 96% of the funding it received from the Development Fund for Iraq.

Tags: defense , DoD , Development Fund for Iraq , Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction , SIGIR , Rachel Stevens

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:57am EDT

Column: Gains from long-term Treasurys won't go on forever

Financial markets can make you look really foolish, according to one columnist.

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Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 12:47pm EDT

Treasury launches paperless initiative for federal benefits

The Treasury Department is kicking off an initiative to move recipients of federal benefits away from paper payments.

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Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 01:02pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , GAO , federal travel , resorts , conferences , Lorelei St. James , Suzanne Kubota , GSA , SSA , USDA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoJ , DoT , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems

Draft memo obtained by Federal News Radio calls for stopping new and ongoing modernization and development programs until OMB can review them. OMB also would dole out funding on a quarterly basis for ongoing projects to ensure they are meeting milestones.

Tags: management , technology , Peter Orszag , OMB , GAO , Ira Goldstein , David Lucas , Deloitte , GCE Federal , financial management , shared service providers , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 05:22pm EDT
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