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DATA aims to save money by making spending easier to track

The House is expected to vote on and pass the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which aims to save taxpayer money by tracking spending by federal agencies.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , The Hill , Federal Drive , Darrell Issa , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Congress , contracting , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:35pm EDT
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House GOP pulls its budget punches

Tags: budget , Senate , Congress , management

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:30pm EDT

Mica calls for GSA to fire official embroiled in scandal

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is calling for the General Services Administration to stop paying an official at the center of the conference spending scandal.

Tags: John Mica , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Neely , Shakeup at GSA

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 03:11pm EDT

White House wants tighter rules for cyber information sharing

The administration has tried to get in front of the debate over the information sharing aspects of one of the cybersecurity bills up for debate in the House Thursday. Democratic lawmakers and industry groups expressed concern over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) arguing its provisions on what information is to be shared and with whom are too broad.

Tags: technology , White House , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , cybersecurity , information sharing , Critical infrastructure protection , Congress , Senate , Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:24pm EDT

Bill makes customer service part of feds' evaluations

The provision is one of many in a new bill passed out of a House committee last week to boost customer service at federal agencies. The Federal Customer Service Enhancement Act or H.R. 538 would direct the Office of Management and Budget to set customer service standards and name someone to be a customer relations representative at each agency.

Tags: Henry Cuellar , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , customer service , GPRA Modernization , Federal Drive , workforce , management

Monday - 04/23/2012, 10:38am EDT
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Cybersecurity bills would streamline standards writing, research

Four cybersecurity bills will be considered in the House next week, calling for more coordination in developing unclassified computer networks and in writing cybersecurity standards.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , In Depth

Friday - 04/20/2012, 09:27pm EDT

House to vote on partial retirement for feds

In a rare bipartisan move, the House oversight committee voted to bring a bill allowing phased retirements of federal employees to the floor for a general vote.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Darrell Issa , NTEU , Federal Drive , TSP , Gillian Brockell

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:12am EDT

House committees pass two cybersecurity bills

The Homeland Security Committee passed the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Act.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Congress ,

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 11:39am EDT

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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