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.
It's been four years since the Office of Management and Budget asked federal chief information officers to think "cloud first" – or consider cloud computing-based solutions when investing in new technology, or updating legacy systems.
The Environmental Protection Agency is not properly recording its information technology investments, which totaled more than $334 million in fiscal 2014, finds an internal audit.
Fiscal Assistant Secretary David Lebryk showed attendees at DATA Transparency 2015 the first public images of a forthcoming spending data platform.
Of the 27 agencies that are required to submit reinvestment plans – including one-time and ongoing plans – to the Office of Management and Budget, only five had fully implemented such guidance while the remaining 22 agencies have partially implemented it.
The completion of the 57 data standards is designed to help agencies report financial information in a "clear and consistent" manner on USAspending.gov and improve transparency and accountability to the public.
A new Treasury Inspector General report states that the Internal Revenue Service is making headway toward meeting customers' demands for more electronic services and products
Justice Department officials said that VMware and Carahsoft hid their commercial pricing practices and overcharged the government from 2007 to 2013.
Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, outlined several initiatives underway now that would help agency IT contracting and acquisition officers better use shared services, become more innovative and strengthen relationships with vendors.
Thrift Savings Plan accounts are vulnerable to hackers because of poor cybersecurity measures at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, sources say.