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OMB builds strategy to better target grant fraud, error and waste

The Obama administration has released a set of proposals it hopes will improve the oversight of grant programs. Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, told Federal News Radio why the changes are necessary.

Tags: Danny Werfel , OMB , Federal Drive , oversight , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 10:33am EST
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GSA CFO celebrates another 'clean audit opinion'

It's news that only an accountant could love: the Federal agency responsible for everything from office building leases to paper clips celebrates yet another "clean audit opinion". And, in the process, we learn just what sets the General Services Administration apart from other agencies when it comes to how it accounts for the federal funds it spends.

Tags: mngt , General Services Administration , Kathleen Turco , KPMG , OMB , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 12/01/2009, 07:06am EST
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The GAO celebrates 90 years!

How will the GAO celebrate a big milestone? We hear from Comptroller General Gene Dodaro

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , Gene Dodaro , anniversary , managment , congress

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:06pm EDT
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Grassley: DoD IG makes progress, but not enough

Sen. Chuck Grassley, issuing his second report on the status of the Defense Department's inspector general, said there are "positive trends" in the office he has previously criticized but he and his staff still give the IGs work a "D minus."

Tags: DoD , congress , management , Chuck Grassley , Gordon Heddell , inspector general , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 07:36am EDT
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Grassley: DoD IG doesn't "follow the money"

Big changes are in the works for the Pentagon Inspector General's Office after a report from one of the top Republicans in the Senate finds billions of dollars in possible fraud and overpayments. The Project on Government Oversight receives a response from the DoD IG detailing a new approach to how it does business.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD , inspector general , Charles Grassley , Iowa , Ron Perlman , Holland and Knight , National Contract Management Association , POGO , Max Cacas

Friday - 09/10/2010, 06:56am EDT
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Pentagon contracting reform bill heads for full House

The House Armed Services Committee has given unanimous approval to a bill that would mandate sweeping reforms of the Pentagon's non-weapons system contracting and acquisitions programs. The bill, HR 5013, enjoys broad bi-partisan support and is being fast-tracked for a possible vote as early as next week.

Tags: newsstand , contracting , DoD , pentagon , Robert Andrews , Ike Skelton , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 03:31pm EDT
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House takes aim on Pentagon contracting reform

Last year, Congress passed and sent on to President Obama a bill to reform how the Pentagon acquires large weapons systems. Now, House lawmakers are back with a proposal to reform the other 80 percent of Defense Department procurement that does not have to do with weapons.

Tags: newsstand , contracting , DoD , pentagon , Robert Andrews , Ike Skelton , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , Max Cacas

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 06:54am EDT
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