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Proposed law creates more checks for feds' credit card purchases

Paul Singer, investigative editor at Roll Call, discusses the provisions of the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act.

Tags: Paul Singer , Roll Call , credit card , charge card abuse , In Depth , oversight , House , Senate , Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:33pm EDT
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Analysis: Costs of IRS cuts

Tom Shoop is editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , budget , IRS , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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New House task force to combine committee recs

A major goal of this new task force is to break up the comprehensive cyber bill into four separate components each of which could be addressed by an individual bill.

Tags: House , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , technology , John Boehner

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 06:20pm EDT

CBO finds cancelling vendor withholding would increase deficit

The bill to repeal a requirement that governments withhold some payments to vendors would add more than $11 billion to the deficit, according the Congressional Budget Office. A key House committee has already passed the bill.

Tags: CBO , acquisition policy , contracting , House Ways and Means Committee , Ruben Gomez , TechAmerica , Dave Camp , Olga Grkavac , industry , withholding fee ,

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:21pm EDT

Sens. McCain, McCaskill ask DoD to review ANC contracts

Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have asked the Defense Department to review its ANC contracts and to provide detailed reports on all contracts more than $20 million that went to small businesses in the last five years.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Alaska Native Corporations , contracting , acquisition , Senate , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:29am EDT

Who's that turkey in the mirror?

What do current federal workers and turkeys have in common with royal prisoners held after the French revolution. Key phrase: Impending cuts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , supercommittee

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 02:00am EDT

Lawmakers want U.S. steel in military vehicles

Senator Jay Rockefeller and a group of seven other senators said they want Deputy Secretary Ash Carter to change how the DoD buys metal for military vehicles.

Tags: DoD Report , Jay Rockefeller , DoD Buzz , acquisition , contracting , military vehicles , In Depth

Monday - 10/17/2011, 04:28pm EDT

Maryland congressional delegation's influence slightly wanes in new Congress

When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in last year's election, it appeared the Maryland congressional delegation may have lost power and influence.

Tags: Al Wynn , John Sarbanes , Steny Hoyer , Ben Cardin , Chris Van Hollen , Susan Turnbull , Elijah Cummings , Andy Harris , Frank Kratovil

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:00am EST

Virginia may lead way on the 'Repeal Amendment'

It was one of the reasons the civil war was fought. 150 years later, the cry of "state's rights" is again gaining traction in legislatures across the country. Virginia may be among the first to consider what's called the Repeal Amendment.

Tags: Repeal Amendment , Constitution , Bill Howell , Virginia Senate , Virginia House of Delegates , Bob McDonnell , Dick Saslaw , states' rights

Sunday - 01/16/2011, 10:10am EST

Members of Congress will get security suggestions

A House Democratic leader says he thinks lawmakers will be taking precautions when meeting with the public in the wake of a congresswoman's shooting in Arizona.

Tags: Gabrielle Giffords , Roscoe Bartlett , Ben Cardin , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Arizon shooting , security , U.S. Capitol Police , Tom Davis

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 10:30am EST
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