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GAO Drops Report Detailing Waste, Duplication on Congress’ Doorstep

The Government Accountability Office, the government’s watchdog agency, released Tuesday a report containing information on myriad government programs plagued by “unnecessary duplication, overlap or fragmentation.” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the main proponents of the review, which was mandated by an amendment Coburn proposed to a bill that reset …

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Zients Says Gov’t Working to Stop Payments to Deceased

In the wake of revelations that the federal government had mistakenly or improperly paid almost $1 billion to deceased people over 10 years, Director Deputy of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients took to the blogosphere to detail new methods to curb improper payments. “Whether the budget is …

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