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Congressional committee considers criminal referral for TSA

House staff report suggests TSA delayed, misled congressional investigators about contents of Texas warehouse that holds security screening equipment.

Tags: DHS , congress , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Darrell Issa , David Nicholson , Jared Serbu , acquisition , contracting , oversight

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:20am EDT
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House committee OKs legislation to increase feds' pension contributions

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is marking up legislation today that would increase federal employees' contributions to their pension by 5 percent over five years.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Paul Ryan , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 10:24am EDT

GSA officials face tough questions, more investigations underway

Inspector General Brian Miller testified Monday that GSA's Region 9 remains under further investigation for potential bribery and kickbacks. Martha Johnson, the former chief of the General Services Administration, was hammered by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee over what she knew about a 2010 Las Vegas conference and when she knew it. Johnson resigned her post after an inspector general report detailed excessive spending at the $822,000 event.

Tags: GSA , Jeff Neely , PBS , spending scandal , Shakeup at GSA

Monday - 04/16/2012, 04:27pm EDT
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Army systems leave soldiers vulnerable to late, inaccurate pay

The Government Accountability Office says that even while the Army has made some strides toward improving its pay practices, the service is a long way off from the kind of data integrity independent experts would need to see in order to green light the systems as audit-ready.

Tags: DoD , congress , Army , management , financial management , audit readiness , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , pay and benefits , workforce , GAO , Asif Khan , Kirk Zechinni , IPPS-A , Jeanne Brooks , James Watkins , DFAS , DMDC , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:37am EDT
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House probes OPM management, IT in wake of fellowship debacle

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a recent mishap involving the Presidential Management Fellowship not only threatens the program's prestige but could point to larger technology issues within OPM.

Tags: congress , House , technology , IT , Darrell Issa , USAJobs , retirement backlog , Dennis Ross , John Berry , Presidential Management Fellowship

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:07pm EST

Congress blames itself for duplicative programs

Faced with a 423-page report from the Government Accountability Office detailing potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap in nearly every corner of government, lawmakers pointed a finger at themselves for reducing oversight of federal programs and trying to fix problems without understanding what solutions the government already offered.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , duplicative programs , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , consolidation authority , Danny Werfel , OMB , management , Emily Kopp , congress

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:57pm EST

USDA cracks down on food stamp fraud

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking a harder line on fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program.

Tags: Audrey Rowe , SNAP , USDA , Federal Drive , fraud , congress ,

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 09:38am EST
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GAO: 'Virtually all' agencies may have overlapping programs

From food safety to economic development, federal programs are filled with potential duplication, fragmentation and overlap, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. GAO identified 51 new areas that need attention at a time when Congress is debating department budgets and the White House is calling for greater authority to reorganize agencies.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , budget , duplicative programs , accountability , management , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:00am EST

Government reorg first needs solid foundation

Before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Partnership for Public Service testified that Congress needed to have answered many questions before moving ahead with a government reorganization.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , congress , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 11:04am EST
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OMB hangs hopes on new tools to cut $50B in improper payments

The Treasury Department and Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board are preparing to expand the use of new software and analytical applications this year. OMB Controller Danny Werfel said agency progress is coming along, but needs help from Congress to make it easier to share information among agencies.

Tags: technology , financial management , Danny Werfel , Mike Wood , OMB , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board ,

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 10:03am EST
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