This Week in Grants News
“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important grants-related news from the week.
- Senate Confirms Shaun Donovan to Run OMB
The Senate confirmed Shaun Donovan as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by a vote of 75-22. Donovan replaces Sylvia Mathews Burwell as OMB Director. Read more here.
- What Life is Really Like Behind the IG Curtain
Federal News Radio interviewed Brian Miller about his experience as the former Inspector General (IG) for the General Services Administration. Miller said that the two primary goals of an IG, to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse and to promote efficiency and effectiveness, can pose a difficult balancing act. “It’s like straddling a barbed fence,” Miller said. Listen to the interview here.
- Improper Payments by Federal Government Top $100B
The Government Accountability Agency (GAO) released its annual report on improper payments made by federal agencies to ineligible recipients. The GAO estimates the amount of improper payments in FY 2013 was $105.8 billion, which is down from $107 billion the previous fiscal year. Read Government Executive’s article on the GAO report here.
- Race to Finish FY 2015 Agency Budgets Hits Snag
Federal News Radio reports that Congress may not meet the October 1deadline to pass all twelve appropriations bill for the start of fiscal year 2015. As a result, Federal agencies should prepare for a possible continuing resolution for funding. Read the article here.