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USPS defaults a second time as legislation stalls

For the second time in as many months, the cash- strapped U.S. Postal Service says it will default on a required payment to fund future postal retirees' health benefits. The announcement comes after the agency similarly missed a $5.5 billion payment last month, and as longterm legislative solutions languish in Congress.

Tags: USPS , Congress , budget , postal default , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 04:33pm EDT

House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

Despite two explosions and dozens of other security threats, U.S. officials in Washington turned down repeated pleas from American diplomats in Libya to increase security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi where the U.S. ambassador was killed, Republican leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

Tags: State Department , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Congress , House , Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Libya

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 05:53pm EDT

House votes to expand whistleblower protections

The House voted Friday to significantly expand protections for federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse and make it easier to punish supervisors who try to retaliate against the whistleblowers.

Tags: House , Congress , whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , workforce

Friday - 09/28/2012, 02:25pm EDT

White House: No wrongdoing in prostitution scandal

Investigating the prostitution scandal at the Secret Service, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general uncovered a hotel record suggesting a member of President Barack Obama's team might have been involved, according to a summary of the case submitted to Congress.

Tags: DoD , Barack Obama , Martin Dempsey , Secret Service , Federal Drive , Sarah Palin

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:00pm EDT

Issa proposes major reforms to IT management

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act would codify much of the Obama administration's 25-point IT reform plan. The draft bill would go even further in attempting to address long-standing challenges for agency chief information officers.

Tags: technology , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , IT reform , OMB , GSA , strategic sourcing , Mike Hettinger , Software and Information Industry Association , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 02:50pm EDT

OSC, HHS's Sebelius at odds over Hatch Act violation

The Office of Special Counsel found the HHS Secretary's remarks in February at a gala violated the law prohibiting federal employees from engaging in partisan actions. Kathleen Sebelius contends she didn't break the law.

Tags: Hatch Act , Kathleen Sebelius , OSC , HHS , Carolyn Lerner , Barack Obama ,

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 07:52pm EDT

VA paid $52K for 'Patton' conference training video

A 15-minute training video that cost $52,000 to make joins the examples of excessive spending at two Veterans Affairs' conferences last year with a total pricetag of $5 million.

Tags: VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform , Jeff Miller , Eric Shinseki , conference , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , budget , Congress , George Patton

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:45am EDT

TSA gets positive reviews from most Americans, poll finds

A Gallup poll finds that 54 percent of Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is doing a good or excellent job.

Tags: TSA , Gallup , Congress

Friday - 08/10/2012, 09:06am EDT

Issa seeks closer relationship between IGs, Congress

Too often Congress is left "in the dark" when it comes to inspector general investigations of agency misconduct, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote in a letter to 73 inspectors general. Issa said he wanted to "establish an understanding between Congress and the IG community" for more rapid reporting of agency misdeeds uncovered by their offices. In his letter, Issa asked the inspectors for more information about their reporting practices to Congress and whether any serious problems were ever not shared with lawmakers.

Tags: oversight , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/06/2012, 09:06pm EDT

Cass Sunstein stepping down from OIRA

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein is returning to Harvard, where he was the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law before coming to the Obama administration in 2009.

Tags: Cass Sunstein , OIRA , White House , Federal Drive , Jeff Zients , OMB , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Friday - 08/03/2012, 10:43am EDT
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