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GAO: Coast Guard needs to revalidate modernization plans

Deepwater recapitalization program faces cost and schedule growth, watchdog finds.

Groups press EPA to increase regulation of energy industry emissions

Agency will conduct public hearings in Texas and Colorado in August.

From Nextgov.com: Agencies begin to identify failing IT projects for high-risk list

OMB says if flagged programs aren’t turned around, they could be cut from next budget cycle.

Obama wins ruling on Arizona law

Judge blocks most controversial parts of immigration law, which takes effect on July 31.

Streamlining payroll and other HR systems reaps financial dividends

Personnel agency makes the case for continuing the shift toward shared service centers, noting efforts to date have saved taxpayers $1.3 billion.

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Outgoing OMB chief: Public has a point about government waste

In farewell speech, Peter Orszag highlights the administration’s efforts to improve efficiency.

Phony firm at historic landmark makes the cut for small biz program

Site of the Alamo is among the far-fetched addresses investigators were able sneak through a seven-month HUBZone certification process.

Arlington Cemetery problems may grow, senator warns

Head of a subcommittee investigating management issues at the cemetery says mislabeling of graves could be more extensive than previously reported.

Appropriators add funds for second F-35 engine

The White House has threatened to veto any defense bill that includes funding for the engine.

John Podesta heads the Center for American Progress, which helped conduct the survey.

Poll: Some feds are overpaid and underworked

Inefficient employees who still receive big paychecks are major source of government waste, Americans say.

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