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IRS isn't properly collecting ACA fees from health insurance providers

The Internal Revenue Service is having trouble collecting Affordable Care Act fees from health insurance providers because of bad third-party data and a faulty process for recovering lost fees, according to a Sept. 24 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.

DoD, GAO disagree on how many financial management goals the agency has met

The Defense Department has made some progress in implementing congressionally mandated financial management strategies, but there's some disagreement over how many goals the DoD has actually met, according to a Sept. 28 Government Accountability Office report.

VBA senior execs manipulated relocation program for financial gain, finds IG

Senior executives at the Veterans Benefits Administration inappropriately used their influence and the relocation expense program to obtain positions with less responsibility but the same pay level while also pocketing questionable reimbursements for their moves, finds an internal audit.

VA needs to better select grantees for its adaptive sports program

The Veterans Affairs Department could improve how it selects organizations to take part in its adaptive sports program so more veterans participate, according to a Sept. 28 Government Accountability Office report.

Miller bill would fund beleaguered VA Denver hospital project through scaled back executive bonuses

A bill introduced Sept. 25 by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) would give the Veterans Affairs Department the money it needs to finish its troubled Denver hospital project, but the money to pay for it would come from capping VA executive bonuses.

FAA should further regulate the commercial spaceflight industry, says GAO

The Federal Aviation Administration shoudl issue regulations that ensure the safety of crews on commercial space flights, but needs more time to consult with industry, according to a recently released Government Accountability Office report.

OMB outlines new guidance for tracking federal infrastructure projects

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan released a memo Tuesday outlining ways agencies can better streamline and track the process for reviewing infrastructure projects, including bridges, transit and railways.

Part of USPS should be privatized, Brookings fellow says

On the heels of new Postal Service reform legislation, a fellow at the Brookings Institution offered her own suggestions for saving the agency, including splitting it up into two distinct parts.

Carper again proposes postal reform legislation meant to bring the agency back to solvency

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) has once again introduced a postal reform bill that he says will stabilize the financially beleaguered agency.

DOJ reduced conference spending by more than $70M over 4 years, IG says

The Justice Department cut its conference spending by more than $70 million between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, as part of its efforts to mitigate the costs of sequestration-related budget cuts, according to a Sept. 9 DOJ inspector general report.