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Lawmakers vary on Census savings claim

The Commerce Department says that as things stand the 2010 Census is now expected to come in on schedule and 22 percent under budget, meaning a savings of $1.6 billion in 2010. Congressional reaction to the news is split along party lines with some lawmakers praising the efforts of the Census Bureau to do an accurate and cost-effective population count - while one lawmaker calls the claims "smoke and mirrors."

Tags: management , Gary Locke , Robert Groves , Commerce , Census , William Lacy Clay , Tom Carper , Joseph Lieberman , 2010 census , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 07:07am EDT
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Republican emerges as Obama's Annoyer-in-Chief

Rep. Darrell Issa takes pride in annoying the Obama administration.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 01:01pm EDT

Federal cloud computing eyeballed on Capitol Hill

Federal agencies are under the gun to develop strategies for moving many of their IT functions into the cloud.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , cloud computing , technology , acquisition , Edolphus Towns , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , Cita Furlani , Greg Wilshusen

Friday - 07/02/2010, 03:25pm EDT

House panel gets cloud computing lowdown

Despite the potential benefits, a congressional watchdog warns that a more detailed game plan is needed to cover security and procedural concerns about cloud computing voiced by federal agencies themselves.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Edolphus Towns , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , Greg Wilshusen , GAO , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/02/2010, 10:05am EDT
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Contract Overload: GAO finds continued problems with MACs

Audit agency calls for business cases to justify new multiple award contracts, and a database listing all existing contracts. Sen. McCaskill plans to hold a second hearing on interagency contracting in June.

Tags: contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Claire McCaskill , Ed Towns , GAO , GSA , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , MACs , GWACs , Interagency contracting , Jason Miller , Contract Overload

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:44am EDT

GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Steve Kempf , Sanjeev Bhagowalia , Ed Towns , Jean Weinberg , Vivek Kundra , GSA , Interior , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OMB , Interagency Management Council , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Diana Gowen , Don Herring , Susan Zeleniak , Networx , FTS 2001 , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 09:40pm EDT
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Stimulus: Is it...stimulating?

A House committee got its latest progress report on the economic stimulus program yesterday. The testimony paints a decidedly mixed picture about whether or not the $787 billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working the way the White House has planned.

Tags: stimulus , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Edolphus Towns , Jason Chaffetz , Rob Nabors , OMB , Ed Rendell , Pennsylvania , infrastructure

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 07:07am EDT
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House GOP crying foul over Census

House Republicans up in arms over a possible change in the management of the Census.

Tags: mngt , Census , House , John Boehner , Edolphus Towns , William Lacy Clay, Jr. , Carolyn Maloney , handheld , White House , Rahm Emmanuel , President Barack Obama

Friday - 02/13/2009, 07:17am EST
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