The departments of Defense and Homeland Security are looking to eliminate duplicate federal programs as part of efforts to meet budget caps, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
Jason Miller writes DoD and DHS officials have adopted procurement and investment reviews to identify what programs the agencies need to consolidate, reform or terminate.
Rafael Borras, DHS undersecretary for management, told the station the department intends to develop a common architecture out of separate portfolios that can be combined into one program.
Beth McGrath, DoD deputy chief management officer, also told Federal News Radio the agency has been seeking to integrate and enhance its business processes.
McGrath said the department revamped its investment review board in 2012 in order to assess spending once a year.
The Government Accountability Office recently provided Congress and the White House with reports containing details of duplicate programs, Federal News Radio reports.
Miller writes legislators also previously filed bills intended to amalgamate employment training programs.