Reporters’ Roundup: Army blames poor record-keeping, IT for Arlington Cemetery scandal

These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is following the road your credit card company takes to figure out if someone else is charging to your account. CMS hopes that by analyzing data through predictive analysis it can reduce the amount of its improper payments. CMS accounts for just about half of all improper payments across the government. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller has details on what CMS is doing and what other tactics agencies have successful in reducing waste, fraud and abuse.
  • Less than a year after a scandal that blamed poor management, IT and record keeping for mishandled remains at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army has finished its first phase of IT improvements. WFED’s Jared Serbu has details.