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Hurd: 'Three-Legged Stool' key to federal IT reform

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has four top priorities as new chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT, and he wants to use a "three-legged stool" approach to realize them.

Tags: Will Hurd , House , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT , information technology , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 02:51pm EST

Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

Tags: DoD , budget

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:28am EST

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's lineup of subcommittees will include a new one in the 114th Congress. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform's new Subcommittee on Information Technology. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what to expect from his subcommittee, his four priorities, and what he'll look at first.

Tags: Will Hurd , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House , information technology , In Depth , technology

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:16pm EST
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OMB warns of consequences if sequestration returns in 2016

The Office of Management and Budget tells Congress if it doesn't fix sequestration, discretionary spending across the government would drop by more than $90 billion.

Tags: Management , OMB , budget , Sequestration , Shaun Donovan , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 01:20pm EST

GAO adds IT acquisition, VA health care to High Risk List

The Government Accountability Office added two new issues to its ever-growing list of challenges for agencies. The biennial High Risk List includes six areas that have been problematic for 25 years.

Tags: GAO , High Risk List , technology , IT acquisition , Department of Veterans Affairs , Gene Dodaro , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:42am EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Speaker of the House John Boehner says a shutdown at the Homeland Security Department could still happen. Funding for the agency runs out next Friday, and Congress is in recess all this week. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the Speaker isn't the only politician who seems to think a shutdown at DHS would be OK.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , In Depth

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:26pm EST
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FITARA implementation listening tour

The Office of Management and Budget is getting kudos for its initial steps to implement the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA).

Tags: technology , OMB , FITARA , oversight , Gerry Connolly , GAO , Gene Dodaro , Ben Sweezy , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/16/2015, 05:11am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Political leaders from both the White House and Congress are offering up ways to improve the Senior Executive Service. There's the mundane the White House is launching a candidate development program. And the punitive legislation that would make it easier to fire SES members when things go wrong. Now in our special report, "Fixing the SES," we ask: Is it actually broken? Jeri Buchholz is an SES member and chief human capital officer at NASA. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, she told Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp that the SES has its faults but is essential to the government.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , White House , SES , workforce

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:31am EST
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New and noteworthy on Capitol Hill: A week in review

A brief look at the latest happenings in Congress this week

Tags: House , Senate , Veterans Affairs , security clearance , OPM

Friday - 02/13/2015, 12:39pm EST
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