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Lawmakers question officials' use of personal, secret email accounts

Current and former Obama administration officials' use of personal email addresses and secret, secondary email accounts to conduct official business came under scrutiny Tuesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her use of a secret account was to do her job more efficiently.

Tags: House , oversight , technology , records management , NARA , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Gary Gensler , Lisa Jackson , Andrew McLaughlin , David Ferriero , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:14pm EDT

State officials cleared in Benghazi security gaps

Four State Department officials have been cleared of security failures that led to an attack last year on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, authorities said Tuesday.

Tags: State Department , Benghazi , terror attacks , Congress , Eric Boswell , Charlene Lamb , Raymond Maxwell , Darrell Issa

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 01:38pm EDT

VanRoekel signals tepid support for Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel offered the administration's first public comment since the major IT reform bill passed the House as part of the 2014 Defense Authorization bill. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a blunt warning to the White House if it does not support the legislation.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Gerry Connolly , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , IT reform , FITARA , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/26/2013, 05:44am EDT
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OMB says PortfolioStat's impact measured by billions of dollars in savings

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel is testifying this morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the progress of several IT reform initiatives. He says agencies are on track to close or consolidate more than 850 data centers in 2013.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , GSA , Dave McClure , GAO , Dave Powner , data center consolidation , PortfolioStat , IT consolidation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:47am EDT

Issa releases long-awaited postal reform legislation

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released long-anticipated legislation Friday aiming to reform the finances of the ailing U.S. Postal Service. Issa updated an earlier discussion draft of his bill with several proposals originally floated by Democrats.

Tags: Congress , USPS , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper , postal reform , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/19/2013, 07:40pm EDT

Lerner case shows legal complications when federal workers are required to testify

House Republicans said IRS official Lois Lerner waived her right to remain silent by giving an opening statement in her hearing. Lerner still may testify before Congress with a variety of consequences.

Tags: Congress , House , IRS , Lois Lerner , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , Cogan Schneier

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 03:49pm EDT
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Postal Service closing Capitol Hill post offices in 'symbolic' move

USPS issued final determinations Wednesday to close three Capitol Hill post offices by July 21, which is expected to save about $2 million over the next 10 years. That's only a drop in the bucket in the agency's stretched-thin budget, but top House Republicans on the Administration and Oversight and Government Reform Committees hailed the move for sending a strong message.

Tags: USPS , Congress , Darrell Issa , Candice Miller , Patrick Donahoe , post office closures , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 04:57pm EDT

BRAC-like commission proposed to hunt down government cost savings

A new commission, proposed by David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, would recommend ways to streamline government by removing duplication and extraneous spending from government agencies. Federal-employee unions criticized the proposal and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers expressed skepticism that such a proposal could gain congressional approval.

Tags: management , budget , oversight , Congress , best practices , John Mica , Carolyn Maloney , David Walker , Stephen Goldsmith , Elaine Kamarck , J. David Cox , Government Transformation Initiative , AFGE , Reinventing Government

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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