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CTO bill adds to cybersecurity discussion

Rep. Connolly wants to codify Chopra's role and give CTO more oversight over computer defenses. Rep. Watson also to introduce cyber bill this summer.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , Rep. Diane Watson , Rep. Gerry Connolly , Sen. Tom Carper , Sen. Jay Rockefeller , OMB , CTO , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 05/26/2009, 07:04am EDT
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Rep. Cuellar pushing for performance based budgeting

Texas Democrat's bill would modernize how the government appropriates, measures funding. Agency progress with financial management oversight improves slightly, but still no consolidated audit opinion.

Tags: mngt , Henry Cuellar , Diana Watson , Gene Dodaro , Richard Gregg , DHS , DoD , NASA , GAO , Treasury , Army Corps of Engineers , financial management , audit opinion , CFO Act , Performance based budgeting

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 07:00am EDT
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More federal contracts protested in 2008

GAO report to Congress shows a 17 percent increase over last year.

Tags: William Shook , contracting , bid protest , GAO , JM , K&L Gates , training ,

Tuesday - 12/30/2008, 07:41pm EST

Military personnel would get TSP match

House committee passes bill changing TSP, updating FERS

Tags: P&B , Darrell Issa , Edolphus Towns , Gerry Connolly , John McHugh , TSP , FERS , CSRS

Thursday - 03/19/2009, 06:57am EDT
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House committee cancels Networx hearing

Oversight and Government Reform Committee was to have heard from GSA, Interagency Management Council and the five vendors. But lawmakers are attending Dorothy Height's funeral.

Tags: technology , contracting , Diane Watson , Martha Johnson , Sonny Bhagowalia , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , GSA , Interior , OMB , Networx , telecommunications , FTS2001

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 02:55pm EDT

White House works to change online transactions

The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Diane Watson , Tom Lockwood , OMB , White House Cybersecurity Coordinator , DHS , Defense , State , DoJ , Treasury , USPS , GPO , DEA , USPTO , FISMA , cybersecurity , National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:00am EDT
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GSA to unveil database to track vendor misconduct

Agencies are struggling to properly use suspension and debarment processes. DHS, DoT and USAID are making major changes to how they oversee contractors after audits find shortcomings in each of their procedures. Lawmakers say they're concerned about contractors who are breaking the law receiving awards.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Ed Towns , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , USAID , GSA , suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 07:06am EDT
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OMB investigated for intimidating OPM

OPM inspector general sends letter to Reps. Towns and Lynch detailing incident between an agency budget officer and an OMB employee.

Tags: management , Thomas Gavin , Ed Towns , Stephen Lynch , Peter Orszag , Phyllis Fong , Patrick McFarland , OMB , OPM , Inspector General Act of 2008

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 07:05am EST

DoD offers more details of how cyber command would work

Lawmakers place focus on government's relationship with industry to protect computer networks. Military testing system with Defense Industrial Base to share threat information.

Tags: technology , Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander , Bob Lentz , Rep. Diane Watson , Rep. Brian Billbray , Rep. Jim Marshall , Rep. Jeff Miller , DoD , NSA , STRATCOM , DHS , ODNI , OMB , House Armed Services Committee , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 05/06/2009, 07:13am EDT
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USPS faces competing interests in path to reform

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he wants to give the struggling Postal Service more flexibility to act like a private business, including the ability to force retirement-eligible employees to step down. Meanwhile, the Postal Regulatory Commission worries the Postal Service is losing sight of its public mission.

Tags: postal rate commission , USPS , Darrell Issa , workforce , management , budget , postal reform , Emily Kopp , Ruth Goldway , Heritage Foundation

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:27am EDT
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