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Controversial agency rule-making bill advances in House

The All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2015 advanced Tuesday in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee along party lines, with some Democrats saying it would add red tape on top of red tape for agencies trying to finalize rules.

Tags: Emily Kopp , ALERT Act of 2015 , OIRA , regulations , legislation

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:06pm EDT

IGs given power to subpoena former feds, contractors under new bill

Inspectors general would have the power to subpoena former feds and contractors to testify in cases of fraud or waste of more than $100,000, or when criminal activity is suspected.

Tags: council of the inspectors general on integrity and and efficiency , elijah cummings , Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 , Inspector General Reform Act of 2015 , Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2015 , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 02:54pm EDT

Rep. Cummings warns more feds at risk in USIS cyber breach

A review by federal cyber experts from DHS, ODNI and OPM raise the prospect that the initial estimate of 27,000 federal employees thought to have been impacted by the August 2014 cyber breach of security clearance contractor USIS is low. In light of that breach and others, OMB led a governmentwide review of contracts to ensure contractors are in compliance with laws and policies to protect government data on non-federal systems.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , elijah cummings , Carol Maloney , Donna Seymour , Tony Scott , OPM , OMB , cybersecurity , USIS , data breach , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:46am EDT
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OMB, GAO confident in FITARA's impact as guidance is finalized

Federal CIO Tony Scott said he expects to release policy to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act by mid-May. He and others say FITARA will help reign in technology and bring discipline to management and buying processes to reduce duplication.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Congress , GAO , David Powner , OMB , Beth Cobert , Tony Scott , FITARA , Duplication , Software licenses , Data center consolidation , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Rep. Chaffetz to try again to fire tax delinquent feds

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to reintroduce a bill to make it easier for agencies to fire or not hire people with "serious" tax debt. But some lawmakers say the process the IRS uses may be a better option than legislation.

Tags: Workforce , Jason Chaffetz , IRS , Mick Mulvaney , Maureen Gilman , NTEU , pay and benefits , Tax delinquency , Pat Roberts , David Rouzer , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 07:26am EDT

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's lineup of subcommittees will include a new one in the 114th Congress. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform's new Subcommittee on Information Technology. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what to expect from his subcommittee, his four priorities, and what he'll look at first.

Tags: Will Hurd , House , Congress , information technology , In Depth , Technology

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:16pm EST
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Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill Reporter, Bloomberg Government

Embassy security, the Secret Service and the Postal Service are on the fix-it list for the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). His first move is reorganizing the subcommittees. Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill reporter for Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the road ahead for Oversight and Government Reform in the 114th Congress.

Tags: Secret Service , Postal Service , USPS , Erik Wasson , Jason Chaffetz , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Congress

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 09:46am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 6, with some new faces yet to be voted in for important oversights roles such as chairman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what federal employees should expect in 2015 - from senior executives to civil service reform.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Workforce , Congress

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:00am EST
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Patent Office commissions review of telework abuse

The Patent and Trademark Office has hired the National Academy of Public Administration to review the agency's vaunted telework programs following allegations that teleworkers are falsifying their timecards and managers do not have the tools to monitor them.

Tags: Patent and Trademark Office , Peggy Focarino , telework , House Judiciary Committee , Todd Zinser , Emily Kopp , Oversight

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:02pm EST

Subpoena issued for former HHS CTO

House Republicans issue a subpoena for Todd Park, former CTO of HHS, to testify about his role in launching Healthcare.gov. Park has already refused to testify before the House Science Committee five times, according to committee chairman Lamar Smith. The White House says it has the subpoena and will not stop Park from testifying.

Tags: Health IT , Todd Park , HealthCare.gov , Lamar Smith , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Monday - 11/03/2014, 03:08pm EST
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