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House revives IT reform bill with a few changes

As part of its "Stop Government Abuse Week," lower chamber lawmakers will vote on 12 bills this week to help bring more accountability and transparency to the government. An updated version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is expected to be among them.

Tags: Congress , Eric Cantor , Stop Government Abuse Week , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Mike Hettinger , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:21am EST
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Congress eyeing legislative fix for security clearances

President Barack Obama signed the OPM IG Act into law this week. The law provides the agency's top watchdog with an additional source of funding to conduct audits and investigations of the security-clearance process.

Tags: OPM , Oversight , background investigations , Security clearances , Stephen Lynch , Jon Tester , Patrick McFarland , Congress , House , Senate , Jack Moore

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 04:14pm EST

Background check probe zeroes in on USIS contracts

Among the issues considered Tuesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were contracting practices at the Office of Personnel Management that allowed the largest background-investigation contactor -- accused by the Justice Department of taking improper shortcuts and defrauding the government -- to conduct quality reviews of its own work.

Tags: OPM , Oversight , background checks , USIS , Sterling Phillips , Katherine Archuleta , elijah cummings , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:24pm EST

House Republicans press OMB for details on its oversight of HealthCare.gov

In a letter to federal CIO Steve VanRoekel and federal CTO Todd Park, Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairmen want documents and information on whether the program went under a TechStat review and whether the White House made decisions that impacted the use of federal IT best practices.

Tags: Oversight , Technology , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , OMB , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , CGI , CMS , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 01:29pm EDT

Rep. Issa adds tech companies to list of HealthCare.gov inquiries

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent letters to Verizon Enterprise Inc., Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Expedia asking if they are part of the administration's "tech surge" to fix the Affordable Care Act portal.

Tags: Technology , management , HHS , CMS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , Verizon Enterprise Inc. , Google , Microsoft , Oracle , Expedia , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 02:49pm EDT

Federal IT officials shirk responsibility for HealthCare.gov problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel, federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Department of Health and Human Services CIO Frank Baitman and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy CIO Henry Chao to acknowledge the oversight failings, and for someone to declare they were in charge of the program.

Tags: Technology , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , OMB , Trey Gowdy , Henry Chao , CMS , HHS , Frank Baitman , David Powner , GAO , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 03:42am EST
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3 takeaways from HealthCare.gov cyber hearing

HHS and CMS cyber officials tell House lawmakers the Affordable Care Act portal is meeting or exceeding industry best practices for information assurance.

Tags: Frank Baitman , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Gerry Connolly , Kevin Charest , Barack Obama , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , Technology , Health IT , Congress , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , FITARA

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:22pm EST

Congress looks at Navy contracting practices

The House Oversight Committee is looking into Navy contracting practices amid a widening federal probe into a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of offering prostitution services and pricey vacations to Navy officers.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Acquisition , contracting , House Oversight Committee , Ray Mabus , Glenn Defense Marine Asia

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:40pm EST

Agency watchdogs seek more independence, budget boost

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says agency inspectors general are increasingly facing obstacles in their efforts to uncover waste and misconduct. The top watchdogs at both the Justice Department and the Peace Corps told lawmakers they've faced resistance from their agencies at times in turning over records in recent years. Lawmakers also expressed concern about the impact of across-the-board budget cuts on the operations agency IG operations.

Tags: Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , elijah cummings , inspector general , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , DoJ , Kathy Buller , Michael Horowitz , CIGIE , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 05:21pm EST
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