Since 2010, the Improper Payment Elimination Reporting Act has required inspectors general to tell whether their agencies are doing what they’re supposed to in order to reduce debt by error. But the Government Accountability Office has found a few flaws in the IG reports. Beryl Davis, director of financial management and assurance at GAO, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to elaborate.
Alan Thomas became the fourth commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration June 26.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a notice saying former Administrator Denise Turner Roth made “statements and taking actions that threatened the complainant with transfer to another position.” Sources say out-going FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe is the whistleblower.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a former State Department special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service has appeared in federal court on charges of giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent.
From proving bomb parts can get through front-door screenings to examining the Fort Hood shootings, the Government Accountability Office has been following the federal insider threat situation for years. Its work covers both the physical world and cyberspace.Joseph Kirschbaum, GAO director of defense capabilities and management, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the range of work he’s overseen.
For many federal agencies, summer marks the arrival of interns. Among the fresh-faced kids could be one of the next generation of federal public servants. It is important to offer them an opportunity to see what’s great about the work you do. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the possibilities.
For federal agencies, presidential administrations are like guests who come and go, but leave their baggage behind. That’s why it often takes contractors to help program managers keep up with the accumulated reporting requirements and guidance compliance. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said he wants to clear some of the clutter and Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the possibilities.
Service to America Modals program finalist Timothy Camus, also deputy inspector general for investigations at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his work to help end the phone scam.
Industry and government both agree, without qualified people, America remains at risk in the cybersecurity wars. Rodney Peterson, director of the National Initiative on Cyber Security Education, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his team’s efforts
Experts within the Defense Department are urging their fellow feds to follow the example of the entire government and understand that it’s ok to fail.
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Tom Sharpe, the FAS Commissioner, and Kevin Youel Page, the deputy FAS Commissioner, have told staff they are leaving.
Mark Schwartz, the chief information officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in the Homeland Security Department, is the second high-profile CIO who announces plans to leave government in the coming month.
Former FBI Director James Comey asserts that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign