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Army Corps of Engineers exploring new ways to finance missions

Army Corps of Engineers faces billions of dollars in backlogged projects. With little hope of additional funding from Congress, officials are looking for alternative ways to finance the public infrastructure they're charged with maintaining.

Tags: DoD , Army Corps of Engineers , Thomas Bostick , budget , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/27/2014, 04:27am EDT
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Lawmakers optimistic about IT reform, cyber improvements

The nomination of Shaun Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as a variety of bills dealing with federal IT reform and cybersecurity updates crowded the docket of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee business meeting Wednesday.

Tags: technology , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , IT reform , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Beth Cobert , Mark Forman , TASC , Erica McCann , Daniel Castro , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 09:37am EDT

House panel votes to preserve USPS Saturday mail delivery

The House Appropriations Committee voted to restore a longstanding congressional mandate requiring the Postal Service to deliver mail on Saturdays.

Tags: House , USPS

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 07:11pm EDT

Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

Tags: IRS , oversight

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 10:54am EDT

Senate report: VA's scheduling problems are a symptom of malpractice epidemic

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) investigation into Veterans Affairs hospitals reveals widespread manipulation, criminal activity and poor management.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , management , oversight , Senate , Tom Coburn , Robert Gates , Sloan Gibson , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:13am EDT

Senate's version of FISMA update cleans up around the cyber edges

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members will introduce and markup the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Wednesday. The bill would require OMB to rescind a major section of Circular A-130 in order to fix long-standing complaints with FISMA's reauthorization requirements.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , DHS , cybersecurity , FISMA , A-130 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:14pm EDT

House bill raises tension with IRS, lowers funding

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut more than $300 million from last year's Internal Revenue Service budget. This adds to the tension between Congress and the IRS over lost emails.

Tags: IRS , workforce , budget , House of Representatives , John Koskinen , Colleen Kelley , Lois Lerner , National Treasury Employees Union , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/23/2014, 03:43pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Your agency's funding bill may be among the spending vehicles that appear to be stalling out in Congress. The Senate's effort to get several bills through in a package has hit a roadblock. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and host of the Hawkings Here blog. He detailed the stops-and-starts of the agency budget process on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Roll Call , David Hawkings

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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VA defends 'outlandish' performance rating, bonus systems

Despite reports of delayed patient treatments, falsified records and preventable veteran deaths, the Department of Veterans Affairs said all of its 470 senior executives have been rated "successful" over the past four fiscal years. The ratings have sparked outrage among members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, whose chairman called the performance rating and bonus system at the VA "outlandish."

Tags: House , Veterans Affairs , Gina Farrisee , Jeff Miller , bonus , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 06/20/2014, 03:07pm EDT
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