Tag Archives: federal agencies

DATA Act Preparations Are Coming Down the Homestretch

And down the stretch they come! That’s how it must feel for federal agencies preparing to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) (Pub. L. 113-101), as they now have about one more month to get ready…

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Federal Agencies Postpone Effective Date … Again

March 21 was supposed to be memorable day, and not just because it was the first day of spring. It was supposed to be the day that would end our wait for the effective date of some new federal regulations….

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Sneak Preview: Agencies Failing To Comply with GPRMA Requirements

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that many federal agencies did not properly report their major management challenges or their performance goals as required…

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Sneak Preview: Comments Sought on Draft Research Terms and Conditions

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) An interagency working group is seeking public comments on a draft set of research terms and conditions that implements the provisions of Office of Management and…

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Many Agencies Have Yet to Adopt OMB’s Uniform Guidance as Final

We are now about a month and a half away from the one-year anniversary of the issuance in the Dec. 19, 2014, Federal Register of the joint interim final rule in which 28 federal agencies and offices implemented the Office…

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Agency Officials Offer Little Info on Uniform Guidance Implementation Plans

While attending the Federal Demonstration Partnership meeting on Thursday here in Washington, a certain song kept coming to mind — the old Paul Simon hit “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Now, if that seems odd, it’s really not the…

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The Time is Now for Feds To Submit Grant Draft Guidance Implementing Regulations

When I was a kid growing up near Atlanta, we took many family trips to Stone Mountain Park. A highlight of the trip was going to the top of the mountain, and you had two options to get there. You…

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Agency Proposal Submission Deadline Under Uniform Grant Guidance Looming

There’s a deadline fast approaching less than three weeks away. It doesn’t involve grant recipients – it applies to federal agencies. Whether they meet that deadline is anyone’s guess.

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Trying to Keep Federal Agencies in Line

If you got a chance to view the Office of Management and Budget’s webinar on OMB’s proposed grants reform guidance, you got to see OMB’s Norman Dong respond to questions from a panel of key grant and audit organization heads about…

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Obama Pushes Forward on Do Not Pay Initiative

There may be many other pressing concerns — the federal debt, gun control, foreign wars, to name a few — but President Obama has ensured that reducing federal government improper payments remains high on his agenda.

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