The agency is shuttering 259 locations for cost savings.
Few officials considered risks when awarding contracts that closely supported inherently governmental functions.
OMB missed two key types of support services in recent oversight initiatives, GAO says.
A difficult program could become a platform for better choices next time, with lessons that other agencies can also use.
Government agencies are no longer working on short-term continuing resolutions.
The procurement community had its ways to share the workload, but few used them, says outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon.
Defense Department officials acknowledge that some elements of its IT strategy represent high cultural barriers.
President Obama had earlier seemed poised to veto bill over prisoner detainment provisions, but now looks ready to sign.
The government can be more efficient and less redundant if agencies share services, OMB believes.
GAO provides questions designed to check on a program's performance goals.
Disputes between agency officials and IGs are flaring up across government, creating tense situations for everyone involved.
While setting statutory requirements, IGs need the authority to set their own priorities and point their resources where they are most needed.