How can agencies use data they already collect to meet OMB reporting requirements if they aren't collecting it because OMB's requirements aren't clear? Chicken, meet egg.
The secrets to effective collaborative efforts across federal agencies are the same as the keys to good projects within agencies.
The GAO can't tell whether four of FEMA's grants programs overlap, because FEMA doesn't collect enough information on recipients.
A new report, issued this month, faults the agency for not doing a better job formalizing its grants management policies, training its staff in those policies, and involving its lawyers in reviewing grants.