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GAO targets duplication, redundancy in agencies

The administration's government reorganization efforts are underway. Federal News Radio spoke with Pat Dalton, chief operating officer at GAO, about duplication and redundancy in the federal government.

Tags: GAO , duplication , redundancy , management , Pat Dalton , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:56pm EDT
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Senate introduces legislation to track federal spending

Sen. Mark Warner proposed a web-based system to Congress to improve the way federal expenses are reported by federal agencies. It's the Senate version of a bill proposed last week in the House by Rep. Darrell Issa.

Tags: Mark Warner , Congress , Senate , management , transparency , oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 06/20/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Financial management reform underway at DOJ

Get an inside look at the new look of the Justice Department's accounting system from Cynthia Schnedar, Acting Inspector General at DOJ

Tags: In Depth , management , Financial reform , Unified Financial Management System , DoJ , Cynthia Schnedar

Monday - 06/13/2011, 06:09pm EDT
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Issa proposes board to track federal spending

A new bill would establish a permanent, independent body to track federal spending and increase accountability, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Congress , House , management , transparency , oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 06/13/2011, 03:24pm EDT

OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , USDA , NRC , Interior , EEOC , Labor , cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service , human resources management systems , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Microsoft , Politico , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:01am EDT
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Four agencies must move to new FM systems

Interior's National Business Center no longer will support CGI's Momentum software forcing NRC, EEOC, FLRB and NTSB to find a new financial management system provider.

Tags: technology , Andrew Jackson , Darren Ash , Interior , NRC , EEOC , NTSB , FLRB , Oracle , CGI , Toni Townes-Whitley , line of business , IT services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:01pm EDT

Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Industry , DHS , GAO , TASC , bid protest , Congress , Peggy Sherry , Coast Guard , FEMA , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jared Serb

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Tags: Congress , DHS , management , technology , GAO , High Risk list , Rafael Borras , Joe Lieberman , Coast Guard , CACI , TASC , OMB , Industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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Army, Marines begin separate ERP rollouts

The Army and Marine Corps are both in the early phases of deploying logistics accountability systems that will replace a collection of disconnected, stovepiped IT systems and processes that have grown up since the 1960s. Though the systems share the same objective, they were made by different vendors, prompting questions from one member of Congress.

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , Army , Marine Corps , Claire McCaskill , DoD budget , Enterprise Resource Planning , Drew Dwyer , James Amos , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 07:35am EDT
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GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Industry , Richard Spires , DHS , OMB , GAO , CACI , GCE , Savantage , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST
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