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DoD conference policy in-line with OMB guidance, GAO says

A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Defense Department's oversight of conference spending is consistent with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: DoD , GAO , conference spending , oversight , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 02:41pm EST

Next front in fight against improper payments? Stopping payments to dead people

Senators on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee have opened a new legislative salvo in the fight against improper payments: helping agencies stop payments to dead people. The new legislation, introduced by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the committee would allow all federal agencies to access basic death data maintained by the Social Security Administration and require they use it to curb improper payments

Tags: oversight , improper payments , Congress , Senate , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Death Master File , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Friday - 08/30/2013, 03:10pm EDT
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GAO to review agency sequestration planning, implementation

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) asked auditors to review five different areas of sequestration. The Government Accountability Office will examine the actual sequestration order, as well as the July 31 memo to agencies from the Office of Management and Budget. He also wants GAO to look at any supporting reports, regulations and orders for compliance with the Budget Control Act, the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, and other relevant statutes.

Tags: Paul Ryan , GAO , House , House Budget Committee , sequestration , OMB , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:43am EDT

GSA places deputy PBS Commissioner Foley on leave

David Foley, the deputy Public Buildings Service commissioner, becomes the fourth senior executive at headquarters to feel the aftershocks of the IG's scathing report on excessive spending and waste. Lawmakers have scheduled three hearings next week.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , David Foley , Darrell Issa , Martha Johnson , Linda Chero , Desa Sealy , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 07:28pm EDT

OMB to expand permit-tracking initiative

President Obama told the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Tuesday the administration would create performance metrics, track progress and adapt best practices for reducing the red tape for businesses.

Tags: technology , Barack Obama , White House , OMB , permitting dashboard , Jeffrey Zients , Interior Department , BLM , USDA , Forest Service , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 07:55pm EST