Despite moaning and groaning about sequestration, here is the reality of what two major agencies should be doing:

The Defense and the Homeland Security departments could save almost $5 billion by following through on management fixes recommended by their inspectors general, according to testimony at a Tuesday congressional hearing.

Although DoD has addressed the vast majority of IG recommendations during the last decade, the potential benefits from those still pending add up to $3.5 billion, acting Inspector General Lynne Halbrooks told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.