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House Oversight Committee hearings going viral

Chairman Darrell Issa announced the launch of his committee's hearings on YouTube. Issa said the videos are a first step to a more transparent government.

Tags: technology , John Boehner , Darrell Issa , Transparency , YouTube , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 07:12pm EST

Issa: House Oversight Committee to take aggressive stance on government waste

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) lays out his agenda as new head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Tags: Darrell Issa , investigation , inspector general , budget , accountability , Transparency , Congress , Dorobek Insider , Must Read

Monday - 01/03/2011, 03:17pm EST

Towns, Issa bill would set hard Networx deadline

Congressmen introduce legislation requiring agencies to transition to the new telecommunications contract from FTS2001 by May 2010. Towns said the government could lose $500 million because of the delays.

Tags: technology , contracting , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , GSA , Networx , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 05:19pm EDT

Senate to hold hearing on DoD plans to axe JFCOM

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.

Tags: management , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Gerry Connolly , Diane Watson , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , JFCOM , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:15pm EDT

House panel gets cloud computing lowdown

Despite the potential benefits, a congressional watchdog warns that a more detailed game plan is needed to cover security and procedural concerns about cloud computing voiced by federal agencies themselves.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Edolphus Towns , Darrell Issa , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , Greg Wilshusen , GAO , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/02/2010, 10:05am EDT
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Congressman Towns: Networx 'good deal' wasted

Chairman says government buying power should be saving taxpayers money; instead, dollars are wasted because of implementation delays.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , best practices , Edolphus Towns , Networx , Angela Styles ,

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:13pm EDT
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GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Steve Kempf , Sanjeev Bhagowalia , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , Jean Weinberg , Vivek Kundra , GSA , Interior , OMB , Interagency Management Council , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Diana Gowen , Don Herring , Susan Zeleniak , Networx , FTS 2001 , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 09:40pm EDT
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Bill would create White House cyber office

Reps. Langevin and McCaul introduce legislation that takes into account many of the recommendations of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President. The White House cyber office would have full policy and budget authority over all civilian agencies.

Tags: technology , Jim Langevin , Mike McCaul , Diane Watson , House Cybersecurity Caucus , cybersecurity , FISMA

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 06:39pm EDT

Federal News Countdown for April 16th

My countdown of the three biggest news stories of the week, as chosen by experts on the Federal government

Tags: Federal News Countdown , Jonathan Breul , Debra Roth , Todd Platts , Comptroller General , Government Accountability Office , National Security Agency , transition , Fort Hood , Robert Gates , acquisition , Defense Department , DoD , Pentagon , Federal Protective Service

Friday - 04/16/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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New standards for federal building security coming

Interagency Security Committee submitted a three-part standard to OMB for review. This new guidance would give agencies a standard approach to developing comprehensive security plans. But some lawmakers say the committee doesn't have enough authority and wants legislation to create minimum building security standards.

Tags: mngt , Stephen Lynch , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Sue Armstrong , DHS , FPS , Federal Protective Service , GSA , David Wright , AFGE , building security , physical security , workplace safety , security

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 07:12am EDT
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