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Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

This afternoon, Rep. Darrell Issa (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that will change the way financial regulatory agencies go about their work. The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 would modernize the process of financial regulatory reporting, and force all nine major financial regulators to adopt open data formats for everything they collect. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze the bill's implications and importance.

Tags: Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coalition , Financial Transparency Act , Congress

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 10:07am EDT
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Committee sends bills on porn, FOIA, discrimination to full House

The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.

Tags: House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , elijah cummings , pornography , FOIA , House , employment discrimination , whistleblower , discrimination , legislation , Emily Kopp , Congress

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:50am EDT

Lawmakers' latest FOIA reform effort would strengthen governmentwide ombudsman

This year's attempt to overhaul the the Freedom of Information Act would give the Office of Government Information Services the independence to report directly to Congress on FOIA issues. Without that, OGIS is 'neither an independent watchdog or overseer,' according to its just-retired director.

Tags: Congress , FOIA , NARA , Office of Government Information Services , Sunshine in Government Initiative , Rick Blum , Frederick Sadler , Jared Serbu , Miriam Nisbet

Monday - 03/02/2015, 06:41am EST

Congress passes bill to auto-enroll new feds in TSP's Lifecycle Funds

Congress has passed a bill that will automatically enroll new federal employees in the Thrift Savings Plan's Lifecycle Funds (L Funds), rather than the Government Securities Investment Fund (G Fund).

Tags: Thrift Savings Plan , L Fund , G Fund , Lifecycle Funds , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , H.R.4193

Friday - 12/12/2014, 02:02pm EST

IT reform bill overcomes toughest hurdle on path to become law

The House and Senate Armed Services committee members agreed to keep a pared down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act in the final National Defense Authorization Act.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , FITARA , Gerry Connolly , OMB , OPM , National Defense Authorization Act , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jason Miller , Congress

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:19pm EST

CMS claims cyber fixes in place for HealthCare.gov

Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members on Nov. 14 that CMS fixed 22 technical recommendations before open enrollment began. The letter came on the cusp of yet another contentious hearing on the role of former White House CTO Todd Park in overseeing and developing the initially troubled portal.

Tags: Technology , management , Oversight , Congress , House Science and Technology Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , CMS , HHS , White House , Todd Park , Marilyn Tavenner , Scott Peters , Paul Broun , Eric Swalwell , Bill Johnson , Cybersecurity , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 04:26am EST
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GAO raises concerns about quality of OPM official time data

GAO finds discrepancies in OPM data on union-related work by federal employees. OPM admits that official time reporting is not a priority.

Tags: workforce , official time , AFGE , NTEU , OPM , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , Tom Coburn , Phil Gingrey , GAO , Elise Garofalo

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 06:37pm EST

Chaffetz to replace Issa as Oversight chair

In the most closely-contested race for committee chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will replace Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) as the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , House , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Oversight , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 11:06am EST
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