Budget constraints are hindering federal agencies from implementing innovative technologies and strategies that drive down costs and increase efficiency, according to research conducted by the Association of Government Accountants and Accenture Federal Services.
The consulting firm Accenture has won a one year contract to become the lead contractor for the federal healthcare exchange at healthcare.gov, replacing CGI Federal. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the change Jan. 11.
The House passed a bill Friday that would impose stringent new reporting requirements on the Health and Human Services Department whenever any healthcare exchange created under the Affordable Care Act suffers a data breach. The White House opposes the bill.
The General Services Administration May 22 announced its Managed Mobility program, which identifies potential vendors providing mobile device management and mobile application management solutions to agencies.
The system, Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System, made unauthorized changes to some fields in more than a quarter of the 4,207 general ledger accounts within it, the Defense Department office of inspector general says in a report (.pdf) dated Sept. 28.
The Interior Department appears unsure what to do with a decade-old system it uses to calculate and disburse money due to the federal government and Native Americans from mineral leases made on
An Army enterprise resource planning system--which, if fully implemented, would be one of the world's largest public sector ERPs--is at high risk of running even more over schedule and budget and
Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra downplayed the cost of open government programs, June 2. "The marginal cost of initiatives like Blue Button are negligible. I mean, not even rounding
The Air Force's chances of being able to produce a clean audit opinion by 2017--the current congressional mandate for the entire Defense Department--could be running into trouble thanks to
The future financial systems health of the Defense Department depends on enterprise resource planning projects that are mostly late and over budget, according to the Government Accountability Office.