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VA turns up its 'intensity' to solve long-standing cyber challenges

Stephen Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department's chief information officer, said he's brought in extra vendors to deal with a backlog of cyber challenges. VA's inspector general found more than 9,000 outstanding system security risks in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Stephen Warren , Dan Galick , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight , FISMA , ASM Research , Accenture , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:42am EDT
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John Hudak, Fellow, Brookings Institution

Inspectors General exist to ferret out waste, fraud and abuse. They save and recover money for the government. But how do your measure the effectiveness of the IGs themselves? Researchers at the Brookings Institution think they've found a way to figure out the return on investment agencies get from their inspectors general. John Hudak is a fellow at Brookings, and co-authored the research report. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the findings and the methodology behind them.

Tags: John Hudak , Brookings , inspector general , Oversight , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/15/2015, 09:11am EDT
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GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions

Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.

Tags: GAO , Oversight , Natural Gas

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 01:32am EDT

VA nominee vows transformation of veterans heath care

Dr. David Shulkin led a turnaround of New York's Beth Israel Hospital as part of a long career in private sector hospital administration. He said running the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system would be a far greater challenge, but assured senators that his skills are transferrable to the public sector.

Tags: VA , Congress , Veterans Health Administration , David Shulkin , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight , management , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:27am EDT
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New board to advise OPM director on federal retirement plans

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta will appoint a board to make recommendations about and advise on issues affecting federal retirement plans.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System , Oversight , retirement , FERS , CSRS , CSRDF , pay and benefits , Federal Register , Michael OConnell , Gregory Kissel

Monday - 05/04/2015, 05:52pm EDT

IGs creating 'fearful paralysis' among agencies, vendors

Kymm McCabe says inspectors general and Congress are so focused on oversight that it's creating fear and hurting communication across the federal market.

Tags: IGs , Kymm McCabe , Oversight , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 05/04/2015, 01:11pm EDT
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DHS No. 2 regrets perception of favoritism in visa cases

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas steadfastly defended his work on three foreign-investor visa cases while testifying before a House committee Thursday, following allegations that he used his post to help well-connected Democrats.

Tags: DHS , Alejandro Mayorkas , Oversight

Friday - 05/01/2015, 12:40am EDT

John Horrigan, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center

Most of the public doesn't think open government data lives up to that moniker. That's according to the Pew Research Center. In a nationwide survey, Pew measured people's opinions of government data sharing efforts, and whether those efforts improved public perceptions of government accountability. John Horrigan, a senior researcher at Pew, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share more of what Pew found.

Tags: John Horrigan , Pew Research Center , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Open government , Oversight

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 09:26am EDT
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