For the third year in a row, Congress isn't buying the White House's request nor Democrat lawmakers’ pleas for more money to help agencies move away from legacy systems more quickly.
Businesses who took [Paycheck] Protection Plan money to tide them over through the early months of the pandemic have a reckoning. The Small Business Administration is following up with a loan necessity questionnaire.
Despite longstanding technology challenges with legacy IT and challenges recruiting and hiring in-demand talent, agencies under the pandemic have reshaped the way they use technology to meet their missions.
In today's Federal Newscast, a report by the MITRE Corporation found 16 key concerns with the quality and accuracy of data available to the PRAC.
Congress could still take up some sort of pandemic relief bill in the lame duck session. The Senate has been pondering a new payroll protection plan worth more than $250 billion.
In today's Federal Newscast: A multibillion dollar contract has been awarded to build nuclear-missile submarines, an IG report expresses concern with OPM's cybersecurity efforts, and the SBA is ordered to release the names of all recipients of COVID-19-related loans.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Small Business Administration’s inspector general raises red flags over 78 billion dollars in Economic Injury Disaster Loans during the coronavirus pandemic.
In today's Federal Newscast, two House Democrats are introducing their own legislation that would give retirees a higher cost-of-living adjustment next year.
The Director of GAO’s Financial Markets and Community Investment team, Bill Shear, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what it's found so far.
Conflict between GAO and SBA around oversight into COVID-19 relief loans PPP and EIDL has escalated to the point that Comptroller General Gene Dodaro has personally reached out to Congress seeking a resolution.
If any federal agency was in the spotlight at the beginning of the pandemic, it was the Small Business Administration. While SBA employees, like so many, made the swift move to maximize telework, they were simultaneously tasked with administering a trillion-dollar loan program.
IGs on the committee continue to send up red flags on COVID-19 spending. SBA's IG office, for example, recently issued management alerts warning of billions of dollars potentially exposed to fraud.
Agencies early in the coronavirus pandemic scrambled to scale up their IT infrastructure to handle mandatory telework and enable secure access to networks remotely.
The expansion of tasks thrust on the Small Business Administration meant it had to add new systems and staff with everyone teleworking.