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Improper payments reform bill to see ROI

The bill builds on a series proposals on improper payments, said Linda Springer, former OMB comptroller.

Tags: OMB , Linda Springer , Senate , financial management , contracting , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 04:23pm EDT
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FEMA's attempts to recoup improper payments set off new problems

FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.

Tags: Hurricane Katrina , inspector general , FEMA , Richard Serino , Matt Jadacki , Maurice McTigue , George Mason University , disaster response , fraud , financial management , DHS , Emily Kopp , Mark Pryor , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT
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OMB to hold senior officials more accountable for government waste

President Obama will issue an executive order in the next week detailing steps agencies must take to reduce the amount of improper payments. OMB will set up a new online dashboard to track these expenditures, similar to the one for IT projects. Executive order also will implement stricter requirements for contractors to report overpayments.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , Daniel Werfel , Tom Carper , Patrick Murphy , OMB , HHS , Medicare , Recovery audits , CFO , agriculture , Defense , education , DHS , DoT , VA

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 07:02am EST
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DoD plans to tame vendor business systems

The Pentagon has set up a new subcommittee to review its processes, policies and practices for how it audits and administers contractor purchasing, billing, estimating and accounting systems. This DoD-only panel will develop recommendations and an action plan in the next six months. DCAA says about 69 of the top 100 Defense contractors have at least one deficient business system.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Shay Assad , April Stephenson , Mike Conaway , Rob Andrews , Greg Kutz , DoD , DCAA , GAO , House Armed Services Committee acquisition panel , contract audits , Billing systems ,

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:41am EDT
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Sen. Tom Carper on solving the issue of improper payments

The Obama administration is taking a look at improper payments in the hopes of saving money, and Sen. Carper tells Federal News Radio about new legislation that could help.

Tags: management , contracting , Sen. Tom Carper , Francis Rose , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 05:04pm EST
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OMB's Werfel lays out new plan to follow agency money

Federal controller Danny Werfel to issue new guidance on measuring and fixing improper payments this week. OMB also is planning two pilot programs to improve how agencies receive and process vendor invoices, and to enhance intragovernmental transactions. Werfel also says the approach to financial management shared services is changing.

Tags: management , technology , Danny Werfel , OMB , Treasury , GSA , Association of Government Accountants , financial management , Financial Systems Integration Office , shared service providers , CFO , Intragovernmental transactions , AGA

Monday - 02/22/2010, 06:53am EST
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OMB controller nominee Werfel would take deeper look at DoD's books

He outlines several priorities if confirmed, including further reducing improper payments and reducing the federal real property inventory. Werfel says DoD must better understand why a qualified audit helps them meet their mission.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Sen. Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , VA , DoD , NASA , DHS , financial management , Consolidated financial audits , real property

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 06:46pm EDT
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Better federal payments requires innovative approach

Dan Chenok, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the The Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation fund and the innovative pilot programs have come out of it.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , OMB , best practices , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:40am EDT
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HUD cuts improper payments down to 3 percent

Ken Donohue is a principal at the Reznick Group, and former Inspector General at HUD. He talks about who did what to get that number down so low.

Tags: Ken Donohue , HUD , accountability , In Depth , inspector general

Monday - 05/02/2011, 06:07pm EDT
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