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Michael Horowitz: Inspectors General Ask Congress to Move Deadline for 1st DATA Act Spending Reports

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Michael Horowitz, inspector general at the Justice Department, has said that IGs would not be able to meet the congressional deadline for the first reports in November due to a timing anomaly in the 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, Government Executive reported Thursday. Charles S. Clark writes Horowitz, also chairman …

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GAO: Air Force GPS Program Quarterly Report Lacks Acquisition, Schedule Info


The Government Accountability Office has said the U.S. Air Force‘s first quarterly report on GPS modernization programs lacks information on program schedules, dates and acquisition measures. GAO said Monday the service branch can address transparency in future reports through an integrated master schedule that shows synchronization of the GPS III satellite, next generation …

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GAO: DoD’s February Status Report Lacks Info on Military, Civilian, Contractor Workforces

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The Government Accountability Office has found the Defense Department‘s February 2016 report did not include all required information on military, civilian and contracted services workforces to demonstrate cost savings. GAO said Wednesday DoD did not meet section 955 of the National Defense Authorization Act that requires the department to report costs of civilian and …

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GAO: OPM Should Address Payroll Data Availability & Reliability

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended for the Office of Personnel Management address the availability and reliability of payroll data to support other agencies and researchers. GAO said Friday OPM has not taken steps to widen the availability of payroll data from the Enterprise Human Resources Integration system. The lack of data availability lead federal agencies and researchers to use proxy sources …

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GAO Asks OMB to Study Inclusion of Land Mobile Radio in Category Mgmt Effort


The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget study the potential inclusion of land mobile radio equipment in its category management initiative. GAO said Wednesday it examined federal agencies’ LMR interoperability and procurement practices through a survey and found half of respondents cited the use of proprietary features and …

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VA Picks USDA as Financial Mgmt Shared Service Provider

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The Agriculture Department has been chosen to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current financial management platform as VA’s federal shared service provider. VA said Tuesday the partnership with USDA reflects cross-agency efforts to increase financial transparency, mitigate duplication and redundancy and increase the quality and agility of administrative services in the government. Edward Murray, VA interim …

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GAO: Government Procurement Agreements Must Streamline Transparency, Procedures


The Government Accountability Office has called for a streamlining in the market access commitments of government procurement agreements. GAO released a report on Tuesday that details the provisions and market access schedules of select international procurement agreements across six agreements in an effort to identify similarities and variations. The report …

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GAO Recommends HHS to Update EHR Cyber & Privacy Guidance


The Government Accountability Office has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to update its guidance for associated healthcare entities on how to protect electronic health records against cyber threats and privacy violations. GAO said in a report posted Monday HHS’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidance for EHR security and privacy does …

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House Subcommittee to Review National Security Space Programs; Rep. Mike Rogers Comments

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The House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee, led by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), will hold a hearing Tuesday to tackle national security space programs. Rogers said in a statement published Friday a new Government Accountability Office report showed that 60 different stakeholders take part in decisionmaking about space-related acquisition efforts at the Defense Department. “As we see serious …

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