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CMS, IRS promise to meet cybersecurity requirements to protect Affordable Care Act data

While leaders at CMS said the hub connecting personal information stored in the health insurance marketplace to multiple agencies will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, legislators are concerned with how well CMS is securing individuals' personal information from cyber threats.

Tags: technology , health care , ACA , cybersecurity , Marilyn Tavenner , CMS , GAO , Danny Werfel , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Jackie Speier , Diane Black , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31pm EDT

House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

Tags: Management , government shutdown , workforce , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Dutch Ruppersberger , AFGE , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , John Delaney , National Park Service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:32am EDT
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IRS official at heart of tea party scandal retires

Tags: Lois Lerner , people

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 03:20am EDT

How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , DoD , workforce , FAA , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm EDT

Face of Furloughs: Feds swamped by Sandy, double dose of furloughs

A New York family is getting help from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund as they dig out from Hurricane Sandy and endure a double dose of furloughs.

Tags: Roberto Arroyo , FEEA , Face of Furloughs , people , furloughs , sequestration

Monday - 08/12/2013, 03:32pm EDT
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IRS postpones Aug. 30 furlough day

IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel announced to staff Wednesday the agency was postponing the agencywide furlough day scheduled for Aug. 30.

Tags: sequestration , furlough , Danny Werfel

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:10pm EDT

Who is John Koskinen?

John Koskinen was named as President Barack Obama's pick to lead the IRS. His ties to Washington, D.C. and public service go back many years.

Tags: John Koskinen , Francis Rose

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:40pm EDT

House passes bills to halt bonuses, increase transparency of feds

The House passed the Stop Government Abuse Act Thursday by a vote of 239-176. The bill is part of a Republican legislative package aimed at slashing government waste and abuse.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , agencies , Lynn Jenkins , Eric Cantor , Jo Ann Emerson , Blake Farenthold , Tom Coburn , James Renacci , Peter Roskam , Tom Price , oversight , Stop Government Abuse Week , Melissa Dawkins ,

Friday - 08/02/2013, 11:46am EDT

Obama picks restructuring expert Koskinen to take over IRS

President Barack Obama is nominating retired corporate restructuring expert John Koskinen to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.

Tags: Barack Obama , John Koskinen , people ,

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT
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