Congress stood up OTA in 1972 as a tech-focused watchdog to serve a complementary oversight role to the Government Accountability Office, but lawmakers in 1995 zeroed out funding for the office.
Alan Berube is a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.
The DATA Act requires federal agencies to report spending data in specified formats, all in service of greater financial transparency.
David Norquist, the deputy secretary of Defense, said the nascent audit process — expensive as it is — is largely paying for itself already.
The Department of Veterans Affairs set of deadline of March, 28, 2020 to deploy a first “block” of Cerner electronic health record capabilities at its first “go-live” site in Spokane, Washington. VA said it’s confident it’ll have a smooth roll-out, and Congress said it’s “cautiously optimistic.”
More than 400 respondents, or 76.27% of the total, said the hearings would have no impact on the ability to do their jobs, even though more than half said they were paying “a little,” “some” or “a lot” of attention to the hearings during the workday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of D.C. area Democrats in the House are hoping to block any funding meant for the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters.
With a Capitol Hill seemingly paralyzed by impeachment zeal, what about the needs of, well, federal agencies who want to do work for the public?
In today’s Federal Newscast, a proposal in the 2020 defense authorization bill would require the Defense Department Inspector General to tell Congress if the department experimented with the idea of weaponizing disease-carrying insects.
The bill will now proceed to the Senate. The President will need to sign a bill before midnight on Nov. 21 to avoid a shutdown.
For a look at the dreary week ahead, Fulcrum editor in chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Although the Pentagon resolved more than 500 findings from last year’s audit, so far, auditors are identifying financial management problems faster than DoD can fix them.
The House inspector general told the committee negotiating larger purchases with a smaller number of vendors would allow members to leverage their buying power and reduce costs.
It doesn’t take a long drive to realize how badly the interstate highway system has aged.
None of the new technology NASA is working on to get it to Mars will matter if the agency doesn’t have consistency in funding and vision over the next several years.