GAO has put security background checks on the high-risk list. David Berteau joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share the industry reaction.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel presents its findings from two investigations involving employee misconduct and negligence at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Breaking with tradition, the Government Accountability Office added the governmentwide security clearance program to the High-Risk List, one year ahead of the scheduled release of its biennial assessment and status report of federal initiatives.
In part two of a two-part special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explains how a series of poor decisions and mismanagement led to today’s investigative backlog.
The Census Project warns underfunding the 2020 Census will mean hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of negative state impacts.
Comptroller General Gene Dodaro urges agencies to consider GAO’s management recommendations as they implement their reform plans.
Former Census Bureau Director John Thompson says he still believes the 2020 count will be more efficient and cost effective than previous ones, but he urged Congress to fully fund the agency’s request in 2019.
According to the Government Accountability Office, Defense Department’s planning to improve asset management don’t include adequate performance measures. That’s one reason DoD supply chain management is still on GAO’s High Risk List. Zina Merritt is director of Defense capability and management issues at GAO, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin about DoD’s ongoing asset visibility problems.
A Defense Business Board report remains a thorn in DoD’s side, even as the agency stands to get an additional $54 billion in spending for fiscal 2018.
The Government Accountability Office is questioning whether the right people, skills and leadership were devoted to the Veterans Affairs Department’s past efforts to remove VA healthcare from the High-Risk List. But current VA leadership insisted it’s paying attention and asked for patience as it continues to transform the department.