Improper payments

  • OMB to set new real property policy

    Controller Danny Werfel says agencies have been developing inventories and now it’s time to get rid of unneeded real estate. OMB also preparing to kick off cloud computing certification program. And administration’s performance management portal under development.

  • OMB must sell Congress on budget cuts

    Former OMB officials say having solid data on why certain programs need to be ended or cut is key to making this initiative work. OMB directs agencies to suggest which low performing programs or those outside of the agency’s mission to target for termination or reduction by Sept. 13.

  • White House tells agencies to use data analysis to reduce improper payments

    President Obama has issued a memo detailing the steps agencies must take to do pre-and post-award audits on who gets federal funds. By the fall, agencies will have to check several databases to ensure the recipient is permitted to get money.

  • Vice President outlines plan to cut improper payments

    WFED’s Max Cacas reports.

  • Improper payments getting scrutiny at Federal agencies

    The Obama administration is attacking the $100 billion improper payments problem on yet another front.

  • Recovery Board’s success inspires others

    OMB is using the same data analysis tools to monitor stimulus spending at CMS to reduce their improper payments. Other agencies also are taking advantage of the lessons learned from the creation and operation of the board. also will receive new features this fall to let citizens track individual projects on their own websites.

  • Human rights groups join Wikileaks criticism

    DoD also cutting improper payments, Army off-road GPS app tracks threats

  • DoD also cutting improper payments

    Agencies are accountable for how they’re run – including improper payments. We learn about how Defense is tackling the issue from Mark Easton, the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at DoD

  • OMB’s Werfel sees major changes coming

    The federal government’s top accountant says it’s time for agencies to transform the way they report on their financial health. It all starts with citizens demanding to know how their tax dollars are being spent.

  • Werfel focuses on financial IT deployment

    OMB controller understands why average citizens are simply not interested in the typical agency financial statement.