IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said his agency is working to both strengthen the security around taxpayer information, while also allowing taxpayers access to their own data. And doing it on a smaller budget and with fewer IT experts.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wants to know how well agencies are following the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. He asked about three dozen agencies about what resources they’ve spent, what additional help is needed and any best practices that they’ve learned along the way.
The Comptroller General for the U.S. says the government’s financial reporting is unreliable thanks to Defense Department financial management issues, improper payment reporting and problems compiling agency financial statements.
As the government prepares for another presidential transition, administration officials say it’s important to build on the progress that’s been made on agency accountability.
The Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office defended their increased budget requests to Congress, emphasizing the amount of returns on the investment each agency brings back to the government.
The Government Accountability Office has sent all agency heads a rank-ordered list of unaddressed issues it feels must be addressed before the next president takes office, fearing many of them will be lost in the weeds of the transition process
Congress and agencies are still looking for answers as they grapple with a 14 percent increase in the governmentwide improper payment rate in 2014.
The Government Accountability Office wants a 5.9 percent budget increase for FY 2016. Numbers from a new study by Deloitte show past funding of GAO has brought a good return on investment.
The Office of Management and Budget is getting kudos for its initial steps to implement the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA).
The 2015 edition of the High Risk List is out from the Government Accountability Office. It includes two new areas, and no areas came off the list this year. Gene Dodaro is Comptroller General of the United States. He introduced the List this week and testified about it to both the House and the Senate. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he gets one question about the High Risk List more than any other.