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US comptroller general outlines ways to curb federal improper payments, improve fiscal health

Congress can help federal agencies reduce the billions of dollars in improper payments they make annually through new legislation and providing investigators with access to particular databases, among other actions, the nation's comptroller general said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week.

DOE, GSA team with promising programs to improve building efficiency

In an effort to support their Green Proving Ground and High Impact Technology Catalyst programs, two federal agencies requested information this week regarding how to improve green building technologies, according to a GSA news release.

National Archives releases list of publicly suggested digitization priorities

After a few weeks of requesting feedback from the public regarding which areas of the National Archives they would like to see digitized, the agency was flooded with suggestions, according to a recent NARA blog post.

DoD offers a peek at status reports for more than 30 acquisition programs

A Defense Department report dated Sept. 23, but only released publicly Oct. 6, provides brief status updates on some of the military's most important and high-profile acquisitions. 

DoD IG gets mixed results from Customer Service Week 'Twitterview'

A Defense Department Office of Inspector General "Twitterview" with Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman Patrick Gookin garnered attention on the social media platform – and not all of it positive. DoD OIG held the Oct. 7 Twitter chat in honor of Customer Service Week.