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Incomplete SSA records lead to payments to dead people

Information regarding a person's death is not always correctly transferred between the Social Security Administration's databases, according to a new report from the agency's inspector general. As a result, various agencies may be sending money to dead people or fraudsters.

Tags: SSA , improper payments , oversight , Tom Coburn , Esther Carey

Friday - 07/13/2012, 02:23pm EDT

Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , budget , Congress , Senate

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

OMB directs agencies to use evidence-based budgeting

The White House wants to take a more evidence- based approach to budgeting. That means agencies will have to show a return on the investment on their programs, with more successful programs being more likely to receive funding.

Tags: Robert Gordon , OMB , budget , management , technology , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 01:41pm EDT
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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , conference spending , waste , fraud , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Shakeup at GSA , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT

Do Not Pay tool makes agencies 'smarter' about payments

Danny Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, told In Depth with Francis Rose the newly launched Do Not Pay tool makes agencies smarter about making payments.

Tags: management , acquisition , Do Not Pay , Danny Werfel , In Depth , Francis Rose , OMB

Friday - 04/27/2012, 10:40pm EDT
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House-backed DATA Act, increases transparency, caps agency spending

On a voice vote, the House backed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the DATA Act. The legislation would establish uniform standards for all recipients to report federal money and set up a single website where average Americans could search for information on how government agencies, departments and other recipients spend federal funds.

Tags: transparency , DATA Act , House , Congress

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Legislative changes needed to make bigger dent in improper payments

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the computer matching provisions in the Privacy Act make it harder for agencies to share information that would make stopping or finding waste, fraud and abuse easier. Senate lawmakers agreed they need to update the law to protect information but reduce the complexities.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , HHS , CMS , Recovery audits , improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse , IRS , SSA , Tax delinquent contractors , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 05:21am EDT
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NDU financial management course aims to build leaders

Ricardo Aguilera, the Defense Department Comptroller Chair at the Chief Financial Officer's Academy at the National Defense University's iCollege joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the course and the leadership skills it aims to enforce.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , NDU , NDU iCollege , Ricardo Aguilera , CFO Academy

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 06:09pm EDT
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IG: DHS must improve recovering improper payments

The Homeland Security Department is complying with federal improper payments legislation, but the department can do more to recover improper payments, according to the DHS IG.

Tags: DHS , improper payments , Bennie Thompson

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:16pm EDT

Army systems leave soldiers vulnerable to late, inaccurate pay

The Government Accountability Office says that even while the Army has made some strides toward improving its pay practices, the service is a long way off from the kind of data integrity independent experts would need to see in order to green light the systems as audit-ready.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , management , audit readiness , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , pay and benefits , workforce , GAO , Asif Khan , Kirk Zechinni , IPPS-A , Jeanne Brooks , James Watkins , DFAS , DMDC , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:37am EDT
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