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GAO: DHS Should Fully Implement FITARA, Increase CIO Involvement in IT Contracts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to fully implement action plans under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and to increase the agency chief information officer’s involvement in IT contracts. DHS has fully accomplished 28 of 31 FITARA action plans that GAO evaluated but the department has yet to implement all …

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Report: DoD Lifts Hiring Freeze for All Civilian Positions

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has issued a memorandum that lifts all restrictions on civilian hiring across the Defense Department and instructed all DoD officials to carefully examine recruitment activities, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes Work noted the Feb. 1 guidance on civilian hiring freeze exemptions is no longer in effect and that senior department …

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GAO: DOE Needs to Implement Invoice Review Policies, Data Analytics to Manage Fraud Risks

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Energy Department adopt data analytics tools and develop invoice review procedures and policies in order to manage improper payments and fraud risks associated with contracts. GAO said in a report released Monday that DOE should also require contractors to keep detailed cost information that can be correlated …

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GAO: OMB Should Address Data Quality Challenges Ahead of Federal Spending Report Deadline

The Government Accountability Office has identified challenges in accounting, financial management systems and information technology security pose risks to agencies’ compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, the GAO said Friday The legislation requires agencies to make federal spending data publicly available through USASpending.gov by May 2017. Auditors identified vulnerabilities in government-wide financial management systems used …

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White House Lifts Federal Hiring Freeze Following Release of OMB Govt Restructuring Guidance

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze after the Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance that recommends measures for agencies on how to reduce the federal workforce’s size, restructure missions and evaluate employee performance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes OMB Director Mick Mulvaney released …

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Russell Vought to Be Nominated OMB Deputy Chief

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Russell Vought, formerly executive director of the Republican Study Committee, as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Trump disclosed his plans to name Vought and five other individuals to several posts within his administration in a news release published Friday. …

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