Program Management

House trims, then passes, DOD spending bill

As lawmakers passed the defense appropriations bill in the late hours of July 19, they put new scrutiny on the department's spending and cut the actual amount appropriated.

GSA's acting administrator is no mere placeholder

Dan Tangherlini is taking some bold steps at GSA, pushing to improve the agency with tougher oversight and an eye on every penny spent. Does his temporary status jeopardize his chances of making a lasting change?

Werfel: New laws could set back transparency efforts

Laws that enhance transparency are good, but only to the point that they don't interfere with efforts already underway, argues OMB's Danny Werfel.

Tangherlini freezes hiring, cancels most bonuses

GSA's new leader is continuing his review of the agency's operations, and says a new ban on bonuses and awards is intended to keep the agency consistent with his goals.

CBO predicts defense cost overruns

The DOD disputes a prediction that it will overspend its budget over the next five years, but calls for Congress to allow it more freedom to take cost-cutting measures.

White House asks for money-saving tips

NASA lending libraries? A digital Federal Register? The Obama administration is asking for more ideas to save a little money for the government.

Obama's accountability board lays out streamlining strategy

The board aims to keep track of the government's money by linking systems together.

BRAC bleeding DOD by the billions

The 2005 round of base realignment has cost $14 billion more than planned, so far, according to the GAO.

Congress gets pointers on shaping agency performance information

The GAO has provided a guide for members of Congress on how to develop and use performance data to create better policy.

Pentagon taking snail mail into the digital era

DOD turns paper and ink into binary code for efficiency.

IT workarounds complicate DOD and VA health center effort

The DOD and VA are having difficulty meeting IT goals in a joint healthcare facility.

The Chenok era dawns at IBM center

Dan Chenok takes over the IBM Center for the Business of Government effective July 1.

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