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House Oversight Committee passes 12 bills affecting agency management

Including the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday passed 12 bills focusing on a variety of agency management issues.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , IT acquisition , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:50am EDT

FBI arrests NASA contractor about to leave U.S. for China

Agents charged Bo Jiang, a contractor at the National Institute of Aerospace, with lying to federal investigators. Jiang was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Act.

Tags: Bo Jiang , China , NASA , NIA , FBI , whistleblower , Arms Control Act , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 07:21am EDT

Postal Service reform finds new life on Capitol Hill

Real reform for the U.S. Postal Service may be gaining some steam in Congress. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), the new chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, tells Federal News Radio, House leadership sees room for compromise with Democrats when it comes to figuring out ways to get USPS back in the black. Farenthold supports the Postal Service's plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery.

Tags: Congress , USPS , postal reform , Blake Farenthold , Dennis Ross , Gerry Connolly , Claire McCaskill , Patrick Donahoe , Stephen Lynch , Sean McCalley , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 05:15am EDT
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GAO to review agency sequestration planning, implementation

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) asked auditors to review five different areas of sequestration. The Government Accountability Office will examine the actual sequestration order, as well as the July 31 memo to agencies from the Office of Management and Budget. He also wants GAO to look at any supporting reports, regulations and orders for compliance with the Budget Control Act, the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, and other relevant statutes.

Tags: mangement , Paul Ryan , GAO , House Budget Committee , sequestration , OMB , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:43am EDT

Lew hopeful on reaching a budget breakthrough

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Thursday that he is optimistic that President Barack Obama will be able to reach an agreement with Republicans in Congress to break a budget impasse that's triggered across-the-board government spending cuts.

Tags: Jack Lew , Treasury , Congress , Senate

Friday - 03/15/2013, 10:40am EDT

2014 budget battle lines drawn around federal pay, benefits

When it comes to the federal workforce, the competing House and Senate budget plans differ greatly in tone and style. But when it comes to making the federal government run more efficiently and finding cost-savings in federal operations, the two plans are more alike than you might think.

Tags: Senate , Congress , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , Paul Ryan , Patty Murray , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:09pm EDT

Former VA researcher raises ethics concerns

Dr. Steven Coughlin, who worked at the VA until December, said nearly 2,000 participants in a recent VA study of 60,000 tracking the health of veterans told researchers they had thought they would be better off dead. However, only a small percentage got a call back from a clinician.

Tags: Stephen Coughlin , Veterans Affairs , suicides ,

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 08:19pm EDT

Members of Congress confident budget deal can be reached to avert shutdown

Congress missed the deadline to avert sequestration last week. And now a deadline to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month is barreling toward lawmakers. But members of both chambers and from both sides of the aisle say they're confident they can work out a deal to keep the government running.The likely sticking point is how the the automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, will continue to play out. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.) discuss the continuing resolution and sequestration on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , sequestration , Steny Hoyer , Tom Coburn , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:10pm EST
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