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Time to fix the federal spending house of (reporting) horrors

Despite the billions spent investing in systems, financial processes are such that when you add up all the layers, it takes something akin to archaeology for a citizen to unearth a specific fact about where and how money was spent, says Federal News Radio host Tom Temin.

Tags: financial management , DATA Act , Tom Temin , commentary , budget

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 12:46pm EST

Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees' privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law's requirement to disclose stock trades.

Tags: STOCK Act , Walter Shaub , Sean Moulton , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , OGE , OMB Watch , transparency , Ruben Gomez , Congress

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:13am EDT
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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 , Daniel Weitzner , regulatory agency , Internet policymaking , technology , open government data , international action plan , consumer privacy bill of rights , Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developm , Taeja Smith , TPP

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

GAO: 'Virtually all' agencies may have overlapping programs

From food safety to economic development, federal programs are filled with potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. GAO identified 51 new areas that need attention at a time when Congress is debating department budgets and the White House is calling for greater authority to reorganize agencies.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , budget , duplicative programs , management , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:00am EST

Recovery Board's Devaney ushered in 'new era of transparency'

The outgoing chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said the work of the oversight agency was transformational in its way of approaching catching and preventing fraud.

Tags: Earl Devaney , RAT Board , Recovery Act , people , transparency , technology , stimulus funds , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/02/2011, 10:53am EST
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Forget the shutdown - Here comes the debt limit

Susan Irving, GAO's director for federal budget analysis, has details of the report on the government's fast-approaching debt limit.

Tags: budget , shutdown , Susan Irving , GAO , debt limit , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 03:05pm EST
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Americans need more than just transparency for trust

The public overwhelmingly believes that government has the obligation to report and explain how it generates and spends its money, but that that it is failing to meet expectations in any area included in a new survey. The AGA tries to educate the government on how to educate citizens.

Tags: AGA , transparency , Relmond Van Daniker , National Leadership Conference

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 11:50am EST
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