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GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tried to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy. But some in industry worry that the new memo does nothing more than add more paperwork to a broken process.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , industry , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Richard Levi , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Beryl Davis, Government Accountability Office

Forty-one agencies don't have designated inspectors general of their own, according to Senate Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). She's sponsoring a bill that focuses on these small agencies that don't have the budget or resources for their own IG. Beryl Davis, director of financial management and assurance issues at the Government Accountability Office, testified recently before the subcommittee. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a recent GAO report on oversight at smal federal agencies.

Tags: Beryl Davis , GAO , Claire McCaskill , Senate , In Depth , inspector general

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:25pm EDT
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NASA fixing security holes in oversight of foreign nationals

Changes come in the wake of a NASA-commissioned report on the issue of foreign nationals' access to sensitive information. The study, which has not been released to the public, found the agency had failed to establish a central management structure for those workers' access to data and didn't impose consequences when its policies were violated.

Tags: NASA , Congress , cybersecurity , Frank Wolf , Richard Thornburgh , Bo Jiang , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/14/2014, 03:56am EDT
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McCaskill drafting new IG bill with focus on small agencies

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told a panel of agency IGs that she's currently drafting legislation that would pool together resources and establish an IG office specifically for the dozens of small agencies that fall outside the scope of the 1978 IG Act.

Tags: Senate , management , inspectors general , Michael Carroll , Claire McCaskill , Hubert Sparks , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:18pm EDT

GSA IG Miller to leave government

Brian Miller submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama April 7 and plans to retire after nine years on the job.

Tags: people , GSA , Brian Miller , Western Regions Conference , Shakeup at GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Issa threatens subpoena over real property data

Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the oversight committee, and John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, want OMB to provide data to the committee on excess federal properties valued at $50 million or more. The committee has been seeking this information for more than two years, "yet these requests have consistently gone unfulfilled," Issa and Mica wrote in a March 24 letter to OMB Director Sylvia Burwell.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , federal buildings , real property , OMB , Darrell Issa , Sylvia Burwell

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:07pm EDT

White House backs 13 recommendations to improve security clearance process

Six months after 34-year-old IT contractor Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard killing 12 people, concerns about missed red flags in his background and gaps in the security clearance process are now turning into action. The Obama administration released the findings of a interagency review of the federal security clearance process Tuesday. Among the 13 recommendations for shoring up the system are continuously evaluating clearance holders rather than relying on infrequent check-ups and improving investigators' access to state and local police records.

Tags: OPM , management , DoD , security clearances , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , Beth Cobert , Katherine Archuleta

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:28pm EDT

Performance ratings: Let's do something constructive for a change

Some HR practitioners say the process of identifying some goals, setting multiple levels of achievement, then judging employee performance annually is a best practice. That may be true, but that doesn't mean it is a good practice.

Tags: Jeff Neal , performance ratings , human resources , management , workforce

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07pm EST

3 agencies reap benefits of shared support functions, report says

In times of constrained budgets, agencies are cutting and consolidating services to save money and resources. Could it be the key to transforming government? A new report looks at what three agencies are doing right.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , Deloitte , shared services , management , DHS , NASA , Energy Department , Michael O

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:00pm EST

DHS Secretary Johnson offers few insights into management priorities

In his first appearance before House overseers, Jeh Johnson, the DHS secretary, said employee morale is among his top priorities, but didn't say how he would address it. Johnson said he's working to fill top leadership positions on a permanent basis. DHS has a vacancy rate at top positions of 38 percent.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , Mike McCaul , Richard Hudson , House Homeland Security Committee , St. Elizabeths campus , morale , workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 02:16pm EST
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