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Holmes Norton: The GSA problem has been 'cured'

As lawmakers gear up for the first of several congressional hearings about the spending scandal at the General Services Administration, District of Columbia delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton told In Depth with Francis Rose that the inspector general and the president have "already cured the problem."

Tags: In Depth , Eleanor Holmes Norton , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , John Mica , fed bashing

Monday - 04/09/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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IRS chief warns of congressional inaction on taxes

IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman warned Thursday of a disastrous tax filing season next year if Congress puts off dealing with tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year or have already expired.

Tags: Douglas Shulman , IRS , budget , tax

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 04:26pm EDT

Analysis: Cybersecurity bill not needed, expert says

Jim Harper, senior policy analyst at the conservative Cato Institute, says that some of the cybersecurity bills Congress is considering are overreaching and may be unnecessary in the long run.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Jim Harper , Cato Institute , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:10am EDT
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Civil-liberties groups alarmed by cybersecurity bills

Several advocacy groups have raised major civil-liberties concerns about pending cybersecurity legislation, claiming the language may unfairly expose personal information and punish those who hide it.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Electronic Frontier Foundation , Center for Democracy and Technology , civil liberties , privacy

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 11:45am EDT

Rep. Mica: IG report is 'just the tip of the iceberg' of problems at GSA

The chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said he will hold a hearing when Congress returns from recess on the scathing IG report and other shortcoming at GSA's Public Building Service. Scott Amey of POGO said the management failures at GSA show a systemic problem.

Tags: management , oversight , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , John Mica , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , waste, fraud and abuse , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:06am EDT
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Analysis: Increased financial reporting by federal execs under STOCK Act necessary

President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday prohibiting members of Congress, the President and thousands of federal workers from engaging in insider trading. Under the law, lawmakers and government employees will be required to report certain financial transactions within 45 days of the initial trade. Those reports which now are typically only available upon request will be made available on agency websites and, eventually, on searchable databases.

Tags: STOCK Act , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , Francis Rose , In Depth , financial disclosure

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 02:24pm EDT
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Competing bills spell 'trouble' in upcoming session

Lawmakers should get their rest and relaxation now, because they've got lots to do when they get back from their recess. There will be hearings on federal conferences in the wake of the scandal at the General Services Administration, plus competing Postal Service, budget and cybersecurity bills. Federal News Radio asked Pete Kasperowicz at The Hill newspaper for his predictions.

Tags: Pete Kasperowicz , budget , appropriations bill

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 04:01pm EDT
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Government already in cybersecurity regulation business, report says

While Congress debates several new cybersecurity bills, a Congressional Research Service reports shows the government is already involved in regulating cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Congressional Research Service , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:50am EDT

IGs express concerns with Senate cyber bills

The legislative committee of the Council of the Inspectors General has weighed in on two Senate cybersecurity bills. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), introduced the SECURE IT act.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate , Peggy Gustafson , SBA

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:45pm EDT
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