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GSA places deputy PBS Commissioner Foley on leave

David Foley, the deputy Public Buildings Service commissioner, becomes the fourth senior executive at headquarters to feel the aftershocks of the IG's scathing report on excessive spending and waste. Lawmakers have scheduled three hearings next week.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , David Foley , mangement , Martha Johnson , Linda Chero , Desa Sealy , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 07:28pm EDT

CBO: House postal reform bill to save $20B in decade

The bill introduced last summer by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would eliminate Saturday mail delivery, close mail processing facilities, require postal employees to pay the same percentage in their health and life insurance premiums as federal employees do, and allow the Postal Service to use nearly $11 billion in surplus retirement contributions.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , USPS , FEHBP , retirement , CBO , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/02/2012, 11:52am EDT

Issa: TSA workers 'doing best they can' with ineffective equipment, methods

The Transportation Security Administration has grown from "the ashes of the Pentagon and the Twin Towers" into a 65,000-employee agency, whose effectiveness is now being called into question by lawmakers.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform , TSA , DHS , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:21am EDT
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House Oversight FISMA bill envisions beefed-up OMB role

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unveiled a bill to overhaul a decade-old law detailing how federal agencies protect their computer networks from cybersecurity threats. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee, told Federal News Radio the Office of Management and Budget is better poised to be a "fair arbitrator" than the Homeland Security Department.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , cybersecurity , FISMA , DHS , OMB , Joseph Lieberman , Elijah Cummings , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Susan Collins , John McCain

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:43pm EDT
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Lawmakers call TSA screeners ineffective, rude

House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and treats travelers rudely.

Tags: TSA , DHS , Congress , House ,

Monday - 03/26/2012, 06:51pm EDT

Oversight committee: Administration earns C- for FOIA management

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has given the Obama administration a C- for management under the Freedom of Information Act. Auditors based their grade on transparency work by 17 cabinet-level departments. Auditors evaluated how agencies track and make decisions about FOIA requests, but they did not examine whether agencies are meeting their legal responsibilities.

Tags: management , DoJ , transparency , open government , Freedom of Information Act , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 02:01pm EDT

Grassley, Issa call for review of federal policies for using personal email

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, the two lawmakers say the Food and Drug Administration lawsuit raises broader questions about how other agencies monitor employee use of personal email. The House and Senate members want OMB to conduct a governmentwide analysis of these policies.

Tags: technology , Charles Grassley , Jeff Zients , OMB , FDA , privacy , whistleblower protection , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:34pm EST

House probes OPM management, IT in wake of fellowship debacle

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a recent mishap involving the Presidential Management Fellowship not only threatens the program's prestige but could point to larger technology issues within OPM.

Tags: Congress , House , technology , IT , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , USAJobs , retirement backlog , Dennis Ross , John Berry , Presidential Management Fellowship

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:07pm EST

Congress blames itself for duplicative programs

Faced with a 423-page report from the Government Accountability Office detailing potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap in nearly every corner of government, lawmakers pointed a finger at themselves for reducing oversight of federal programs and trying to fix problems without understanding what solutions the government already offered.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , duplicative programs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Coburn , consolidation authority , Danny Werfel , OMB , management , Emily Kopp , Congress

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:57pm EST

USPS to shutter, consolidate more than half of mail-processing centers

The U.S. Postal Service recommends cutting its network of mail-processing centers in half, capping a five-month review of its facilities as part of a plan to restore it to financial stability. Of 264 facilities examined, 223 will be consolidated or closed. USPS officials projects the closures will affect 30,000 full-time employees.

Tags: USPS , budget , workforce , Tom Carper

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 04:47pm EST
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