NASA is currently on schedule for time and cost with its James Webb Space Telescope, but could slip off schedule if it continues to use outdated risk analysis methods and drain its schedule reserves, says a March 24 Government Accountability Office report.
Disagreement over the Postal Service's role in business outside of mail delivery sparked debate at a March 25 Brookings Institution event. The Postal Service needs to act as an intermediary between those who have access to digital services and those who don't, USPS Inspector General David Williams said at the event.
Shared services among agencies will help the government as federal employees retire and budgets continue to tighten, said Assistant Secretary of Treasury David Lebryk at an Association of Government Accountants conference according to an AGA report.
The federal government's energy consumption is at its lowest since at least 1975, says a Feb. 4 Energy Information Administration statement.
The Postal Service could gain some much-needed revenue with services such as international mail forwarding and continuity shipping, says the agency's watchdog in a report that explores the feasibility of non-postal products.
Federal agencies are often encouraged to consult external stakeholders to assess the direction and impact of their policies, but there are many advantages to crowdsourcing within a given agency as well, says the General Services Administration.
Despite NASA reporting the James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST, will launch as planned in October 2018, the Government Accountability Office says one of the agency's most complex and expensive projects in NASA history faces increased schedule and cost risks.
The General Services Administration is seeking industry feedback on best practices for its governmentwide commercial payment system, says a Dec. 10 GSA statement. The request for information is meant help the agency develop GSA SmartPay 3, a new iteration of the governmentwide payment and charge card program, the statement says.
A second version of a draft document that provides best practices and performance metrics, which federal agencies can use to improve public participation, has been recently released.
An internal audit of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's research and development program found that it's properly following rules overseeing project approval and management.