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Pentagon looks for fat to trim

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he wants to trim some of the billions of dollars the Pentagon spends on weapons systems and contractor services, part of a Pentagon-wide effort to find $100 billion in savings in the next five years. Todd Harrison with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has suggestions for starting points.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Pentagon , DoD , defense spending , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 09:40am EDT
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GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years

Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

Tags: GAO , OPM , VA , DoJ , Air Force , Marshals Service , Office of Special Counsel , burrowing , political position conversions , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:59am EDT

FEMA struggles with financial systems controls

A new Inspector General audit finds FEMA failed to resolve some ongoing weaknesses. Inspectors also found a host of new vulnerabilities around cybersecurity and data backup.

Tags: technology , Jean Etzel , FEMA , DHS , inspector general , cybersecurity , financial systems , FFMIA , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:51am EDT

Rep. Lofgren wants contractors to fill cyber void

As agencies try to hire hundreds of trained cybersecurity experts in the coming years, there are questions about whether that need can be met. Some observers wonder whether there really are enough cybersecurity workers.

Tags: contracting , technology , cybersecurity , Greg Schaffer , Zoe Lofgren , DHS , OMB , OPM , Stan Soloway , PSC , Hord Tipton , ISC2 , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:46am EDT
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IT performance measurement getting a close eye from OMB

White House says it will review programs that are in the most trouble, and terminate them if neccessary.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , OMB

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 07:38pm EDT
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What the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ruling means to agencies

Specifically, the protection that Public Company Accounting Oversight Board members receive has been ruled unconstitutional.

Tags: best practices , DorobekInsider , Sarbanes-Oxley Act , Tom Shoop

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 06:42pm EDT
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DoD calls on industry to help it save money

Undersecretary Carter says vendors providing services and weapons systems must figure out how to do more with less. He says DoD will create a preferred supplier program.

Tags: contracting , Ashton Carter , William Lynn , DoD , efficiency initiative , cost savings , Meg Beasley , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 04:01pm EDT

Drug Enforcement Administration fights criminals with intelligence

This week, host Ruben Gomez talks with Tony Placido, Chief of Intelligence at the DEA.
July 8, 2010

Tags: Agency of the Month , DEA , Tony Placido , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 11:47am EDT
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Improvements suggested for federal hiring

Competitive hiring for government jobs leaves recent college graduates behind. The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta says it doesn't have to be that way. He explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , hiring practices , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 10:40am EDT
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