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  • U.S. Government Accountability Office

    Chris Mihm Managing Director, Strategic Issues August 18th and 20th, 2008

  • Growing Pains

    The Defense Department relies on thousands of suppliers for its weapons, equipment, and raw materials, but does the agency do enough when it comes to identifying and reporting gaps in its supplier base? Ann Marie…

  • Rolling of the Green

    Hybrid cars seem to be everywhere now. You can’t drive in Washington without seeing them wherever you go. But, how do government agencies stack up (pdf) when it comes to alternative-fuel vehicles? Mark Gaffigan, Director…

  • Doing More on the Issue of Drilling?

    The Department of the Interior isn’t doing as much as it could when it comes to encouraging drilling. That according to the Government Accountability Office, which recently released a report (pdf) on the issue. The…

  • Advice for the Next President

    The GAO is sharing years of information they’ve learned about federal agencies with the next administration. Among the advice they’re giving is a list of the top urgent issues for the next president, management challenges…

  • Kashkari details progress under TARP

    The Treasury Department has committed $125 billion so far to the Capital Purchase Program part of the financial rescue plan. Neel Kashkari, the Treasury’s interim assistant secretary for financial stability, today said the department submitted…

  • Examining the Proliferation Security Initiative

    In 2003, President Bush announced an initiative to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction worldwide — the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI). Last year, lawmakers called for the Bush administration to expand PSI. The…

  • Hey Big Spender

    The Department of Homeland Security is one of the biggest spenders when it comes to procurement in the federal government and there are a lot of challenges facing their acquisition workforce. While DHS has made…

  • Hey Big Spender

    The Department of Homeland Security is one of the biggest spenders when it comes to procurement in the federal government and there are a lot of challenges facing their acquisition workforce. While DHS has made…

  • Meeting Mission Needs

    The GAO has some advice for DHS’s acquisition problems.