Program Management

Analyst: Brace yourself for a busier-than-ever federal 'busy season’

Federal agencies’ natural tendency to spend more in the final months of a fiscal year has been amplified in recent years, and this year features new factors that could push it higher -- or knock it down.

OMB demands agencies trim IT for 2014

New guidance requires agencies to propose IT cuts, reinvestments.

Performance management challenge: It's the (fiscal) environment, stupid.

Do agencies have too much to deal with already to do justice to OMB's latest performance management revisions?

VA under investigation for excessive spending

VA comes under congressional, IG scrutiny for possible spending abuses connected to training conferences.

Is Tangherlini getting traction or spinning his wheels?

The acting GSA administrator has been applauded for his aggressive review of agency spending. But can he bring lasting change?

GSA sees air travel savings in new City Pair arrangement

Agency's purchasing strategies have lowered prices and allowed the government more flexibility when employees book flights, as work begins on the second iteration of GSA's electronic air travel management system.

Commerce wants public help with digital strategy

Help the Commerce Department pick its first two projects under the Federal Digital Strategy.

OMB unveils detailed plans for performance management changes figures prominently in OMB's push for federal agencies to overhaul the ways in which they manage and report performance goals.

IG, Border Protection debate consolidation's benefits

Should the CBP use the Coast Guard's aviation logistics system or buy its own? The agency and DHS's IG disagree.

GSA's ethical lapses may indicate a systemic oversight problem, group says

Watchdog group says Office of Government Ethics missed clear warning signs of risks of abuse and waste in GSA, suggesting that some changes may be needed in the government's structure for ethics oversight.

Issa demands IGs keep reform committee informed

Frustrated by learning of IG investigations late in the game, Rep. Darrell Issa tells agency auditors to move more quickly in keeping Congressional overseers informed.

GSA's SAM may not yet be fixed

Although GSA said its new System for Award Management system is ready, users were still experiencing trouble.

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