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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told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date.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

DoD on path to obtain clean books by 2017

The Defense Department's deputy chief financial officer said Friday that the department believes it will achieve the 2017 deadline to produce auditable financial statements. DoD is approaching the problem in way that makes clear that clean books are not only the responsibility of its accountants, he said.

Tags: DoD , management , DoD budget , audit readiness , consolidated financial statements , GAO , Mark Easton , Gene Dodaro , AGA , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 02/21/2011, 07:18am EST
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Experts push financial reporting overhaul

A financial accounting task force said the government's accounts are too hard to understand and are misleading. A House Oversight subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on making agency spending data more transparent and more user-friendly.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , FASAB , OMB , Jim Cooper , consolidated financial report , Jonathan Breul , GPRA , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:15pm EST

Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , GAO , OMB , Ed Towns , improper payments , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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