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Data at the heart of OMB's latest office space reduction goals

Over the last two years, agencies have done a better job collecting information about their real property holdings. The Office of Management and Budget hopes that now can lead the government to better decision making. But Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to add "more teeth" to the government's property disposal process.

Tags: Freeze the Footprint , real property , real estate , real property disposal , OMB , GSA , David Mader , John Mica , Congress , Kenyattah Robinson , Jones Lang LaSalle , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:51pm EDT
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House budget targets federal benefits, seeks smaller civilian workforce

The Fiscal Year 2016 budget the House passed Wednesday calls on federal employees to make greater contributions to their retirement plans, while altering the Thrift Savings Plan's G Fund. The budget also seeks to reduce the civilian workforce by 10 percent over the next 10 years through attrition.

Tags: budget , Tom Price , management , IRS , workforce , retirement , benefits , USPS , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:28am EDT

Committee sends bills on porn, FOIA, discrimination to full House

The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.

Tags: House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , Elijah Cummings , pornography , FOIA , Darrell Issa , employment discrimination , whistleblower , discrimination , legislation , Emily Kopp , Congress

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:50am EDT

House puts 100,000 tax-delinquent feds on notice

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday - one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.

Tags: IRS , Jason Chaffetz , Shefali Kapadia , Tax delinquency , industry , taxes , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 01:58pm EDT

House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise

House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked.

Tags: cybersecurity , Adam Schiff , Devin Nunes , DHS , NSA , technology

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:40pm EDT

Monday federal headlines - March 23, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive announces he's stepping down and a multiple launch rocket system battalion is heading to South Korea.

Tags: B. Todd Jones , ATF , people , Ash Carter , DoD , GSA , Steve Chabot , Federal Drive , In Depth

Monday - 03/23/2015, 06:06am EDT

Reverse auctions draw strong criticism on Capitol Hill

Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

Tags: House Small Business Committee , Congress , reverse auctions , GAO , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAR , FedBid , Joe Jordan , Steve Chabot , Sean McCalley

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:20pm EDT

Congress seeking answers in Secret Service incident

Lawmakers say the Secret Service won't let them hear from four employees who witnessed an episode outside the White House in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area without authorization.

Tags: Congress , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Secret Service

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:20am EDT

Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.)

Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C) proposed a bill that would cut federal employee pay by 8.7 percent if the employee makes over $100,000 a year. Uniformed military personnel are exempt. In our Congressional Spotlight, Rice tells In Depth with Francis Rose why he chose the percentage cut he chose and why he wants to cut federal pay in the first place.

Tags: Tom Rice , Congressional Spotlight , Congress , pay , In Depth

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:03pm EDT
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