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OMB requiring 5 percent cut in discretionary budget for 2017

The annual budget guidance continues to emphasize data-driven decision making, and makes specific recommendations around improper payments, shared services and the Freeze the Footprint initiatives. The administration also will introduce new stat session, FedStat, to integrate and prioritize management and mission issues.

Tags: budget , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Improper payments , Shared services , FedStat , Evidence based budgeting , Reduce the Footprint initiative , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:21am EDT

5 steps for the government to regain trust

The way to better, more trustworthy government is through fixing broken systems and processes, and funding them adequately, says Federal News Radio's Tom Temin in a new commentary.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , digital services , Federal Feedback Button , FOIA , Improper payments , Veteran Affairs , Technology , trust

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 07:15am EDT

Beryl Davis, Director of Financial Management and Assurance, GAO

Federal government agency improper payments are up almost $20 billion. The Government Accountability Office says its fiscal 2014 audit revealed agencies racked up a total of about $125 billion in improper payments. Beryl Davis, director of financial management and assurance issues at the GAO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the root causes of the spending errors.

Tags: In Depth , Beryl Davis , GAO , Improper payments

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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Danny Werfel, Director, Boston Consulting Group

Improper payments from the federal government reached an all-time high last year. They totaled more than $124 billion a $19 billion increase from the previous high of $105 billion. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. White House officials are examining this trend and looking for ways to head improper payments down again. Danny Werfel, a former Controller in the Office of Management and Budget and now a Director with the Boston Consulting Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on how they might to do that.

Tags: Danny Werfel , Boston Consulting Group , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Improper payments , IRS , GAO , OMB

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:21am EDT
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OMB plays data matchmaker to combat rise in improper payments

David Mader, OMB controller, said the administration will target specific agencies with new technology to access more data to combat this long-standing challenge. GAO reported Feb. 26 that the governmentwide improper payment rate was 4.02 percent, meaning agencies misspent almost $125 billion in 2014.

Tags: management , OMB , Dave Mader , Improper payments , Risk management , A-123 , GAO , financial management , Do Not Pay list , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 03:41am EDT
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IRS struggles to handle fraudulent tax returns under smaller budget

The IRS is in a bind to be both fast and accurate with this season's tax returns, and awards billions in fraudulent claims as a result. That's a problem that will only get worse unless Congress raises IRS' budget to allow for new hires, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tags: budget , Improper payments , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , tax returns , identity theft , IRS , Workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 12:09pm EST

OMB pushing agencies to use single system for online transactions

The Office of Management and Budget is circulating a draft memo to CFOs to all-but-mandate the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) run by the Treasury Department. Sources say agencies would have to justify to OMB why they wouldn't use the IPP. It's part of the administration's effort to push agencies toward more financial management shared services.

Tags: management , financial management , Shared services , David Mader , Mark Reger , OMB , AGA , Improper payments , Financial Management Line of Business , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:06am EST

SSA's big data project speeds up transition to innovation culture

The Social Security Administration used excess desktop computers and an open source platform to tackle its big data challenge. For its efforts, ACT-IAC named SSA's improper payments and data analytics program a finalist in the Igniting Innovation awards.

Tags: Technology , SSA , Ron Sikes , Ann Amrhein , Improper payments , open source , Hadoop , big data , Igniting Innovation awards , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/06/2015, 11:05am EST
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Former GAO employee got worker's compensation for 30 years, IG says

The inspector general of the Government Accountability Office says a former worker had been receiving improper payments from GAO for decades.

Tags: Adam Trzeciak , inspector general , GAO , Improper payments , Jory Heckman , Oversight , pay and benefits , FECA , Department of Labor

Friday - 12/26/2014, 03:06pm EST
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