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Mica: 'Mismanagement of assets is shameful'

Congressman John Mica says his top priority as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations is to cut agency waste, fraud and abuse beyond just the low hanging fruit. Mica's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 04:21am EDT

FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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House committee approves pro-business cyber bill

House panel approves pro-business cybersecurity bill over protests by civil liberties groups

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 02:16pm EDT

Postal Service backs down on ending Saturday mail

The U.S. Postal Service has reversed its decision to end Saturday mail delivery service, saying Congress gave it no choice when it passed a 2013 appropriations bill last month that continued a ban on five-day delivery.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:04pm EDT

House revives cyber bill that privacy groups hate

The House Intelligence Committee is trying to revive legislation that would let industry and the federal government swap information on the latest cyber threats.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:20pm EDT

Shinseki says VA on target for ending backlog

Shinseki maintains 2015 goal for ending disability claims woes even as backlog worsens

Monday - 03/25/2013, 12:06pm EDT

New bill could curtail FEHBP prescription drug costs

The FEHBP Drug Integrity, Transparency and Cost Savings Act would give OPM more oversight of contracts and pricing methods. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said the bill would save the government billions.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 04:17pm EDT

Debate rages over USPS delivery changes

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced last month it would end Saturday delivery of first-class mail. But a new legal decision from the Government Accountability Office seemed to offer more questions than answers.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:14pm EDT

Budget battle and the economy

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will compare the House and Senate budget proposals, and discuss sequestration's impact on the economy.
March 21, 2013

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:02pm EDT
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House passes GOP budget plan promising deep cuts

GOP-dominated House passes budget plan promising slashing cuts, balance in 10 years

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 03:22pm EDT

Doubts remain over VA's ability to end huge disability claims backlog

VA officials still insist the 630,000 disability claims waiting to be processed will be eliminated by 2015. But so far, numbers are headed in the wrong direction and House Veterans Affairs Committee members are losing patience.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 06:31am EDT
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House Oversight Committee passes 12 bills affecting agency management

Including the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday passed 12 bills focusing on a variety of agency management issues.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:50am EDT

Issa's IT reform bill moves through committee, concerns still remain

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with little debate and no amendments. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the bill's author and chairman of the committee, said the provisions to give CIOs more budget control and the IT project and program management improvements will have a big impact on how agencies spend money on technology.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:28am EDT
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Senate approves huge 2013 spending bill, averting shutdown

Senate votes to avert government shutdown, lock in $85 billion in cuts _ with some flexibility

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 02:43am EDT

GOP pillories administration's sequester prep

House Republicans pillory Obama administration over preparations for mandatory budget cuts

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 04:58pm EDT

Groups say veteran-owned contracting still broken

Veterans service organizations say despite attempts at improvement, the Department of Veterans Affairs' verification process for veteran-owned small businesses is still barring legitimate firms from contracts with the department, while doing little to deter actual fraud.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 03:06pm EDT
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USDA seeks authority to transfer funds to offset sequestration cuts

Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack can move money in-between accounts within the same bureau, but not across the agency under a special provision called Interchange Authority. Vilsack has officially asked Congress for use of that authority in an effort to stunt the negative effects of sequestration at his agency. At at recent House hearing, Republican lawmakers questioned why more agencies haven't movasked Congress for similar permission.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:51am EDT
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GSA in desperate need of funds to repair federal buildings

For the third year in a row, Congress is unlikely to give GSA enough money to repair and maintain federal buildings. Acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini told House lawmakers Tuesday that the government isn't spending the 2-to-4 percent industry average to keep buildings operating well.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:33am EDT
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FBI arrests NASA contractor about to leave U.S. for China

Agents charged Bo Jiang, a contractor at the National Institute of Aerospace, with lying to federal investigators. Jiang was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Act.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 07:21am EDT

Postal Service reform finds new life on Capitol Hill

Real reform for the U.S. Postal Service may be gaining some steam in Congress. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), the new chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, tells Federal News Radio, House leadership sees room for compromise with Democrats when it comes to figuring out ways to get USPS back in the black. Farenthold supports the Postal Service's plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 05:15am EDT
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