Program Management

Transparency credited for preventing Recovery Act fraud

The high level of scrutiny on the Recovery Act minimized the risk of fraud and abuse, former chairman says.

Border patrol drone program plagued with problems

Customs and Border Protection's drone surveillance program lacks a consistent budget and isn't well planned, audit finds.

OFPP freshens up time-tested cost-savings technique

Officials propose several revisions to the value engineering model, an approach to saving money when resources are tight that dates from WWII.

Josh Koskinen

John Koskinen: Y2K revisited

John Koskinen helped the U.S. brace for Y2K -- and in doing so changed federal IT.

Is the military draft system on the chopping block?

The Selective Service System, which would administer a military draft if needed, hasn't been reevaluated in nearly 20 years, according to a GAO report.

Tougher GSA oversight part of new legislation

The General Services Administration could come under tighter restrictions if new legislation passes, based on recent revelations about its spending habits.

Dan Chenok to take reins at IBM think tank

Jonathan Breul is retiring as executive director of the research organization.

GAO urges involving more partners in cross-cutting initiatives

Setting good goals is only part of the solution where programs that span multiple agencies are concerned, GAO says.

Report: Poor management may be hurting GSA's customers

Some GSA customer agencies may not be getting the best service in the Pacific Rim Region because the region is struggling with inventories and training, according to a new report.

Army to pay $500M for Future Combat Systems termination

A dozen years after Future Combat Systems was born and three years after it was canceled, the program still bears a hefty price tag.

OMB's digital strategy emphasizes mobility

Also in the strategy: A moratorium on .gov domains and a call for innovators for 'game-changing projects.'

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