Budget constraints are hindering federal agencies from implementing innovative technologies and strategies that drive down costs and increase efficiency, according to research conducted by the Association of Government Accountants and Accenture Federal Services.
The government has avoided $47 billion in improper payments over the past three years, dropping its error rate in payments to contractors and to those using government programs to 4.3 percent from a high of 5.4 percent in fiscal 2009, says the White House.When including the Defense Department's commercial payments, the total savings would reach $70 billion and the government-wide error rate would be just 3.7 percent.
A new survey suggests federal chief financial officers are doing a good job of capturing performance information, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010, but aren't integrating it with financial information to produce actionable information for decision makers.
Federal website reform missed its 1-year deadline, coming up 579 domains short.
Past Government Accountability Office reports recommended various agencies find savings through consolidation, but consolidation "involves weighing costs as well as benefits and can be complex and challenging to implement," says a new GAO report.
Federal agencies are not maximizing the use of interagency vehicles and agency-specific contracts. As a result, contracts are more expensive and administrative costs increase, according to a Sept. 29
With an 11.2 percent improper payment rate, the Labor Department distributes $17.5 billion in unemployment insurance incorrectly each year. With support--and likely pressure--from the Office of
Federal agencies rushed to meet Office of Management and Budget data center consolidation reporting and plan deadlines, the Government Accountability Office says, setting up the initiative for the
The federal government will shut down 178 data centers in 2012, adding to the 195 that will be closed by the end of this year, the White House announced July 20. In a WhiteHouse.gov blog post,
The federal government will close down 195 data centers by Dec. 31, the White House announced July 20 during a press call and press release. On the call were Stephanie Cutter, assistant to the