The Government Accountability Office placed the Veterans Affairs Department's healthcare system on a list of high-risk programs for 2015, saying at an April 29 Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing that the agency needs to address inadequate oversight and ambiguous policies.
OMB laid out its plan for implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which gives CIOs a greater role in IT program governance, personnel processes and improves the transparency into IT investments.
The Government Accountability Office didn't provide any recommendations in its report, but made several observations based on a review of 10 selected states.
The Postal Service is allowing the contractor that runs its real estate management services to collect money from the agency as well as collect commission from the land owners, which the USPS inspector general says is a conflict of interest.
The report said that the entity, known as FirstNet, has taken several steps to establish its organizational structure, planning the communications network and consulting with stakeholders, but could face challenges in these areas.
Five renewable and innovative energy programs have defaulted on Energy Department loans, leaving the government vulnerable to millions of dollars in losses, says an April 27 Government Accountability Office report.
A decline in First Class Mail volume poses a major financial challenge to the Postal Service, says an April 27 USPS inspector general report.
The Office of Special Counsel confirmed whistleblower claims April 22 that a Veterans Affairs Department medical center in West Virginia substituted mental health medication with less expensive drugs to cut costs.
Federal contractors without background checks, non-disclosure agreements or required privacy training were able to access sensitive data from Army childcare subsidy payment applications that they were hired to process.
Although the position of assistant secretary for preparedness and response has been established to coordinate these types of scenarios, Jim Talent said he didn't see that person during this Ebola event.