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  • Two veteran lawmakers analyze stimulus passage.

    February 23, 2009
  • House Republicans up in arms over a possible change in the management of the Census.

    February 13, 2009
  • The Department of Defense is planning for a new dawn. Nearly half of its civilian workers will retire in the next few years. Officials at DoD are required to meet marks for their plans to…

    February 12, 2009
  • Congress has reached a deal on the stimulus package, opening the doors for lots of spending by the federal government, but where will the money go? There are four categories: tax breaks for individuals and…

    February 11, 2009
  • Government auditors say the 2005 round of the Base Realignment and Closure is the biggest, most complex and most costly ever. Investigators from GAO say DOD agencies need to take steps to make sure BRAC…

    February 05, 2009
  • The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has a new subcommittee to focus on federal contracting. Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) will be the chairwoman of the Ad Hoc…

    January 29, 2009
  • Federal buildings are getting older, and repair costs for electrical and heating systems is rising. In 2007, the federal government spent 17 billion dollars on energy use in buildings and vehicles. A government auditors report…

    January 29, 2009
  • Agencies should prepare for a new level of scrutiny from Congress.

    January 29, 2009
  • Is the federal government missing out on tax revenue from federal contractors? That’s what the Government Accountability Office wanted to find out. They recently published a study (pdf) that says 83 of the 100 largest…

    January 26, 2009
  • Cybersecurity, border security reports due by mid-February

    January 23, 2009
  • A new report outlining high risk areas in government was released today by the Government Accountability Office. The report outlines areas that need special attention by Congress and the Executive Branch. Three new areas of…

    January 22, 2009
  • A second award under the Networx contract has been withdrawn because of protest. The State Department awarded a contract to AT&T, but Qwest protested the award to the Government Accountability Office. A State spokesman says…

    January 21, 2009
  • A recent GAO report finds holes in the way the IRS protects financial and taxpayer information. It says some employees have more access than they need to do their jobs, and policies are not consistently…

    January 15, 2009
  • It’s coming . . . again. Tax filing season! While you might not yet be ready, the IRS is gearing up and learning lessons from last year. The Government Accountability Office recently released a report…

    January 15, 2009

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