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New IRS head says taxpayers no longer trust agency

New IRS head says he is committed to restoring 'broken' trust in agency after tea party storm

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 03:24am EDT

VA's security shortcuts put millions of veterans' data at risk, former VA cyber official alleges

The Veterans Affairs Department denies claims that systems or data are in danger. But Jerry Davis, the former deputy assistant secretary for information security in VA's Office of Information and Technology, asserts in documents that he was bullied into signing security certifications that were deficient as a condition of his departure from VA for a new job at NASA.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:01am EDT
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Broke no laws, IRS official says _ then takes 5th

IRS official in targeting probe says she did nothing wrong _ then says no more, taking the 5th

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 07:47am EDT

Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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House GOP panel moves on deep budget cuts

Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and the Pentagon would be spared under the plan approved by the House Appropriations Committee on a party-line vote.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 10:50pm EDT

Treasury officials told of IRS probe in June 2012

Investigator says he told top Treasury officials of IRS probe in June of campaign year 2012

Saturday - 05/18/2013, 05:18pm EDT

House bill protects homeland security budget

House bill protects homeland security budget from cuts facing other agencies

Friday - 05/17/2013, 03:10pm EDT

GAO, OMB spar over whether to measure data center cost savings

Government auditors told House Oversight and Government Affairs members that saving money from closing more than 1,000 data centers needs to be metric. OMB said optimization of core data centers is a more important measure than straight cost savings.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:01am EDT
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Will sequestration, retirement wave derail OPM's backlog goal

The Office of Personnel Management has made steady progress chipping away at a longstanding backlog of retirement claims. But Oversight Committee lawmakers and other government watchdogs remain concerned that the absence of a long-term plan to overhaul the mostly paper-based process combined with across-the-board budget cuts and a lack of strong leadership within OPM could stall or derail the progress the agency has made.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:19pm EDT

House passes bill to prioritize US debt payments

House passes bill to prioritize US payments to bondholders and Social Security recipients

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Former US official describes Libya attack

Former US official in Tripoli describes confusion, call with Clinton during Benghazi attack

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 10:32am EDT

Panel votes to ban bonuses at Veterans Affairs

Members of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs voted Wednesday to place a five-year moratorium on bonuses to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 08:57am EDT

DoD's budget reprogramming won't help with sequestration

Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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House chairman renews criticism of VA bonuses

Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said that giving the government's top award for its senior professionals to VA regional director Michael Moreland showed there was no limit to the "VA's tone deafness."

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 07:50pm EDT

Sequestration already biting Navy, Marines readiness

Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line "aren't doing much." The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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House committee to hold hearing on marathon attack

House committee announces hearing on Boston Marathon attack

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 06:18pm EDT

Bill would ax FEHBP in favor of Affordable Care Act plan

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced legislation to require federal employees, the president, vice president and members of Congress to use insurance under the Affordable Care Act instead of the current federal program.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 12:24pm EDT

VA withholds disability claims executives' bonuses

VA withholds performance bonuses for senior executives dealing with disability claims

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 12:20pm EDT

Lawmakers take on legislative process in fight against duplicative programs

Two senators from the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee want to change Senate rules in an attempt to make sure new federal programs or initiatives in proposed legislation don't overlap with existing efforts. Earlier this month, two House members introduced a measure that would require House committees of jurisdiction to hold oversight hearings on an annual report from the Government Accountability Office detailing government duplication.

Monday - 04/29/2013, 06:31pm EDT

Budget battle: 3 plans on the table, what now?

Budget battle guide: What's next now that everybody's put a budget on the table?

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 02:00pm EDT
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