Leading the U.S. Government Accountability Office

For over 100 years, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has helped Congress to improve the performance of government, ensure transparency, and save federal funds. Today, GAO’s work spans all federal programs and spending—from agriculture to space programs, banking regulation to public health, and cybersecurity to international aid. It also does financial audits of the U.S. government and assessments of its fiscal outlook.

Time to Pivot: Focusing on Post-Award Contracting Management and Resources

This article was originally published in the March 2022 edition of the Contract Management Magazine.

In 2008, The IBM Center for The Business of Government published a short report by former Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Administrator Allan Burman called, “Post-Award Contract Management: Who’s Minding the Store?”

Intelligent, Agile, and Responsive Supply Chain (Part Two)

In my last blog, I provided some background on the VA and its mission and discussed the importance of upgrading its supply chain technology. In this blog, I will discuss the importance of partnerships and ecosystems to solve the supply chain challenge.

A Call to Action

Gene Dodaro

Gene L. Dodaro became the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on December 22, 2010, when he was confirmed by the United States Senate. He was nominated by President Obama in September of 2010 from a list of candidates selected by a bipartisan, bicameral congressional commission. He had been serving as Acting Comptroller General since March of 2008.

Weekly Roundup: March 7-11, 2022

Hill Leaders Looking for Near-Term Action on FISMA, FedRAMP Legislation. Two senior House leaders on Federal technology issues said today they are looking for decisive action soon on legislation to update the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and codify and improve the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

Perspectives on Emerging Stronger and More Resilient from the Pandemic, in Preparing for the Future

A new IBM Center report addresses this imperative, identifying collective strategies can lead to identification and resolution of challenges in way that brings together government leaders, scientists, data analysts, health care organizations, academic institutions, and industry.  The report,  Emerge Stronger and More Resilient: Responding to COVID-19 and Preparing for Future Shocks, is by IBM Global Government leaders Tim Paydos and Mike Stone, as we

Emerge Stronger and More Resilient: Responding to COVID-19 and Preparing for Future Shocks

Moreover, collective strategies have led to identification and resolution of challenges in way that brings together government leaders, scientists, data analysts, health care organizations, academic institutions, and industry.

Jay Hoffman

Jay Hoffman is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As CFO, Mr. Hoffman is the principal advisor to the USPTO Director in supporting and improving the accounting, budgeting, planning, contracting, and organizational performance systems of the USPTO. His responsibilities include managing the fiscal operations of the USPTO and providing leadership in areas defined by the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and other legislation designed to improve integrity in federal financial management. Mr.

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