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Building a smart, lean government

Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, what the government could do to become leaner and more efficient.
April 29, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Smart Lean Government Initiative , Tom Davis , Congress , Deloitte , efficiency in government , cloud computing , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , shared services

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 10:02pm EDT
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DHA sets sights on big savings with joint-first strategy

The Defense Health Agency is predicting savings of over $2.4 billion in the next five years by reducing duplication between the services, Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of DHA, tells Agency of the Month Host Lauren Larson.

Tags: Douglas Robb , DHA , management , budget , health care , TRICARE , Agency of the Month , Lauren Larson , Military Enlisted Training Center ,

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Are agencies doing enough to weed out redundant programs?

Three years after the Government Accountability Office first reported that federal agencies were managing a maze of potentially duplicative federal programs, the watchdog agency has added nearly a dozen more areas to its tally of duplication and overlap. GAO's latest report identifies a total of 26 areas for potential cost-savings, ranging from fragmented operations to out-and-out copycat programs being run by multiple agencies.

Tags: management , budget , OMB , Beth Cobert , GAO , Nicole Clowers , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 12:36pm EDT
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CBO: House bill requiring detailed program inventories will cost $100M

A House bill designed to reduce government redundancy by requiring agencies to provide detailed reports about the programs they operate will cost about $100 million for agencies to implement, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis. The Taxpayers Right to Know Act, introduced by Rep. James Lankford, would required agencies to publicly post detailed information about each of the program they operate, including costs and the number of employee dedicated to them.

Tags: James Lankford , budget , CBO , Taxpayers Right To Know Act , Tom Coburn

Friday - 07/06/2012, 04:56pm EDT

OMB takes first step toward comprehensive inventory of federal programs

The Office of Management and Budget took the first step Friday in attempting to compile a comprehensive list of federal programs with the launch of a new online inventory. Hosted on Performance.gov, the Federal Program Inventory aims to be a one-stop shop for information about the more than 1,600 programs agencies operate and how they complement -- or even duplicate -- the work of other programs.

Tags: OMB , management , budget , GAO , duplicative programs , David Walker , GPRA Modernization Act , Government Transformation Initiative

Friday - 05/31/2013, 06:36pm EDT

Lawmakers take on legislative process in fight against duplicative programs

Two senators from the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee want to change Senate rules in an attempt to make sure new federal programs or initiatives in proposed legislation don't overlap with existing efforts. Earlier this month, two House members introduced a measure that would require House committees of jurisdiction to hold oversight hearings on an annual report from the Government Accountability Office detailing government duplication.

Tags: budget , oversight , Congress , House , Senate , Tom Coburn , Gary Peters , Cory Gardner , GAO , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/29/2013, 06:31pm EDT

Redundant agency programs wasting billions of dollars

From catfish inspections to military uniforms, redundancy problems within government agencies span virtually every major department and agency across government, according to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro. The latest report from Dodaro's Government Accountability Office brings the number of redundant or inefficient mission areas within agencies to 162.

Tags: GAO , Jared Serbu , Congress , management

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 03:01pm EDT

How to improve federal security

Karen Evans, partner at KE&T Partners LLC, and Julie Anderson, chief operating officer and managing director for the Civitas Group discuss what you can do to reduce the risk of cyber attacks at your agency.
January 1, 2013

Tags: technology , security management , cybersecurity , Karen Evans , mobile technology , KE&T Partners , Julie Anderson , Civitas Group , mobile security , CSIS , cyber attacks , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 09:35pm EST
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Q & A with Dan Chenok

Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government discusses a survey that the company conducted on collaboration.
October 9, 2012

Tags: technology , Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , collaboration , silos , Fed Ramp , certification and accreditation , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 06:18pm EDT
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USAcess and SmartBuy programs

Larry Hale, director of GSA's Center for Strategic Solutions and Security Services, will talk about some of the agency's most important programs and initiatives.
August 28, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Larry Hale , Center for Strategic Solutions and Security Services , GSA , Integrated Technology Service , USAccess , SmartBUY , software acquisition , cloud computing , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 11:16pm EDT
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