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Uniform Guidance alters how agencies manage $600B in annual grants

Guidance from the Office of Management and Budget cuts financial management regulations governing federal grants and other assistances by 75 percent, reducing the risk of waste, fraud and abuse and promoting greater transparency.

Tags: Uniform Guidance , grants management , Dave Mader , OMB , COFAR , Michael OConnell , management

Friday - 12/19/2014, 05:11pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: CIOs on the move; DoD seeks acquisition reform help

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook: USAID and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) search for new CIOs; DoD asks for vendor input on what statutes negatively impact procurement regulations; and efforts to make federal grants more transparent and accountable receive strong support from good government groups.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , Acquisition , CIO , Mathew Chase , Jerry Horton , DoD , USAID , MACPAC

Sunday - 02/16/2014, 04:59pm EST

National Cancer Institute feels the budget pinch

John Czajkowski, deputy director for management at the National Cancer Institute, is this week's guest on Agency of the Month.

Tags: John Czajkowski , NCI , HHS , Agency of the Month , management , NIH , budget , sequestration , research , cancer , exclusive

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 05:22am EDT

OMB offers first major rewrite of grant-making, oversight processes

New proposed guidance from the Office of Management and Budget would streamline and consolidate grant regulations for every agency. Comments on the recommendations are due May 2.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , OMB , Judith Turner , TCG , CFO Council , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/04/2013, 07:17pm EST

Feds can apply for disaster relief through FEEA

Federal employees who experience major loss during Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy can apply for a grant from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. FEEA also offers no-interest emergency loans of up to $1,000. Loans are repaid through the employees' payroll.

Tags: FEEA , Workforce , Hurricane Sandy , pay and benefits

Monday - 10/29/2012, 11:48am EDT

DoT grants to simplify how veterans find transportation options

The Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative provided $29 million to increase access to information about public transportation options for veterans and their families. The Federal Transit Administration awarded grants covering 64 projects in 33 states and one territory Monday.

Tags: Transportation , Ray Lahood , FTA , veterans , Esther Carey , Peter Rogoff , DoD

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Contract and grant transparency is 'wave of the future'

Nancy Gunderson, deputy assistant secretary for grants, acquisition policy and accountability at Health and Human Services, talks about the challenges her agency faces in contracting.

Tags: nancy gunderson , Recovery, Accountability and Transparency Board , HHS , Affordable Care Act , Recovery Act , contracting , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Workforce

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 10:37am EST

How oversight changes affects federal grant recipients

The National Council of University Research Administrators' president explains how the proposed changes can impact groups that receive federal dollars.

Tags: National Council of University Research Administrators , Dan Nordquist , In Depth , contracting

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:08pm EST

OMB, Congress to put grant-making process under more scrutiny

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he will hold hearings to see how to make the federal grant process more transparent. The administration merged two existing boards into a new Council on Financial Assistance Reform to improve the grant-making process. HHS awarded a $32.4 million contract for IT services for portal.

Tags: Technology , OMB , James Lankford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jacob Lew , Danny Werfel , , Council on Financial Assistance Reform , HHS , GAO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:20pm EDT

NEH technology, processes changing with the times

Brett Bobley, NEH's chief information officer, tells Federal News Radio why his office doesn't rely on contractors for tech services.
February 17, 2011

Tags: Brett Bobley , NEH , data management , Digging into the Data Challenge , CIO , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Technology

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 12:40pm EST
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