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Rep. Towns reviews federal workforce benefits legislation

The Oversight Committee has jurisdiction over all matters relating to the federal workforce including civil service issues, compensation and procurement. The chairman gives us an update on on-going legislation.

Tags: P&B , mngt , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Friday - 12/04/2009, 10:08am EST

China steps up cyber capabilities

China has stepped up its cyber espionage and cyberwarfare capabilities, State Dept. pilot program launched, bill banning P2P programs on federal desktops introduced.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , China , cyberwarfare ,

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 09:00am EST

Stimulus watchdog in start-up mode

One of the most respected federal government watchdogs takes up a new challenge

Tags: mngt , stimulus , Earl Devaney , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ,

Friday - 03/20/2009, 07:18am EDT

Restroom parity coming to an agency near you?

Rep. Edolphus Towns explains the Restroom Gender Parity in Federal Buildings Act.

Tags: pay and benefits , HR 4869 , Restroom Gender Parity in Federal Buildings Act , daily debrief

Friday - 05/14/2010, 04:12pm EDT

Criminal Contracting

Tags: contract , GAO , ethics

Friday - 02/27/2009, 09:05am EST

On Convicts, Con Artists, and Contracts

Defrauding the federal government is not enough to stop the award of future contracts.

Tags: contract , GAO , GSA ,

Friday - 02/27/2009, 01:27pm EST

IRS head apologizes to ID theft victims

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service offered a public apology Thursday to taxpayers who have had their names and social security numbers used to claim fraudulent refunds. The IRS is working to strengthen its internal controls to prevent it from issuing such refunds in the future.

Tags: management , Congress , IRS , GAO , Douglas Shulman , Jim White , identity theft , information security , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:29am EDT

VA to track vets from enlistment to grave

Prudential challenged on payment of benefits, VA to track vets from enlistment to grave

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , JCS , Hoss Cartwright , Chilli Chilton , USAF , Prudential

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 08:40am 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 , Darrell Issa , 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 , Darrell Issa , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , Greg Wilshusen , GAO , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/02/2010, 10:05am EDT
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