Federal Manager's Daily Report

Long-running issues of government management including improper payments, upgrading IT and improving agency performance remain on GAO’s list of high-priority tasks facing OMB.

A report says that 152 recommendations from prior reports on OMB remain open and that of 31 deemed high priority, only six have been closed since a similar assessment last year. Two of those addressed improper payments, two category management and one each on grants management and combatting fraud.

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GAO meanwhile has added 10 others, bringing the unresolved total to 35, including further steps to reduce improper payments.

Others fall into general categories of program management; spending transparency including improving data accuracy, completeness, standards and consistency; IT acquisition management and costs; information security; controls for disaster relief; financial management; and collection and coordination of data on sexual violence.

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