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Denham: GSA must 'justify their existence'

Current and former General Services Administration this week faced tough questioning from lawmakers on a $823,000 tab to taxpayers for a 2010 conference in Las Vegas. But this example of lavish spending is only the latest incident in the "horrible track record" at GSA and raises the question if the agency needs to be restructured or dismantled altogether, argues one lawmaker.

Tags: Jeff Denham , Eleanor Holmes Norton , GSA , In Depth

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:29am EDT
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House committee marks up cybersecurity bill today

The House Committee on Homeland Security will mark up the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 today. All members of the House got a snapshot of the nation's cyber threats yesterday in an interagency briefing.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , update , Congress , House Committee on Homeland Security , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 09:36am EDT

Suspended GSA commissioner created culture of silence on lavish spending

A former General Services Administration executive created a culture of lavish spending and fear among his employees who spoke up against him according to testimony in a House subcommittee hearing today.

Tags: GSA , Congress , Jeff Denham , Bob Peck , Martha Johnson , Stephen Leeds , Brian Miller

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 01:19pm EDT
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Former GSA officials to appear before House committee, but not expected to say much

Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas Jeff Neely, PBS region 9 commissioner, to appear. Along with Neely, PBS Deputy Commissioner David Foley and former Administrator Martha Johnson are on the witness list. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also is expected to hear from GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, CFO Alison Doone and event planner Lisa Daniels.

Tags: management , GSA , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Environment and Public Works Commitee , Congress , Senate , Jeff Neely , David Foley , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Susan Brita , John Mica , Brian Miller , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT

House Dems' budget plan not mirror of President's, Van Hollen says

The House Democrats' budget proposal is the most fed-friendly of the plans put forth for fiscal 2013.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , budget , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:41am EDT
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House OKs GOP budget plan, including pay freeze extension, pension changes

After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Tags: budget , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , Congress , Senate , Barack Obama , retirement , pay freeze

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:19am EDT

Obama signs short-term highway bill, feds' retirement changes stalled

The House has passed a stopgap three-month transportation bill to keep federal aid flowing to construction projects delaying a vote on a larger bill that included increasing federal employees' retirement contributions.

Tags: Transportation , DoT , pay and benefits , retirement

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Obama signs stop-gap transportation bill

Tags: Congress , Transportation

Friday - 03/30/2012, 01:13pm EDT
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