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Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill Reporter, Bloomberg Government

Embassy security, the Secret Service and the Postal Service are on the fix-it list for the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). His first move is reorganizing the subcommittees. Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill reporter for Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the road ahead for Oversight and Government Reform in the 114th Congress.

Tags: Secret Service , Postal Service , USPS , Erik Wasson , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Congress

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 09:46am EST
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What feds should know about the 114th Congress

Tuesday marks the first day of the 114th Congress, which mostly serves as a day of ceremony for freshman members. But once the fanfare is over, experts on the Hill say Republicans and Democrats will get right back to settling some old scores left over from 2014.

Tags: Congress , Don Kettl , Erik Wasson , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Jory Heckman , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DHS , budget

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 12:17pm EST

DHS Secretary Johnson: Fundamental change needed at the Secret Service

The Homeland Security Department released the executive summary of suggestions of an expert panel for how to reform the Secret Service. Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Secret Service is in need of some change. He also offers an update on his Unity of Effort initiative.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , cybersecurity , Secret Service , unity of effort , Congress , Elijah Cummings , Professional Services Council , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:07am EST
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Chaffetz to replace Issa as Oversight chair

In the most closely-contested race for committee chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will replace Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) as the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , oversight , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 11:06am EST

Agencies should expect more aggressive oversight by GOP-controlled Congress

Experts from both sides of the aisle expect the Senate and House to coordinate investigations and hearings on executive branch programs. The budget and the confirmation processes also will become more difficult.

Tags: Congress , oversight , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Ron Johnson , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Mike Turner , David Marin , The Podesta Group , Tevi Troy , Seth Harris , AFGE , J. David Cox , 2014 election , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:49am EST
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Lawmakers consider changes to Secret Service

Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and breaking up its mission.

Tags: Secret Service , DHS , Congress , Elijah Cummings , Dan Emmett

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 01:47pm EDT

Lawmakers plan bipartisan push on bill to help agencies offload unnecessary property

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), are jumpstarting a new effort to get both sides of the Capitol dome on board with a bill to make it easier for agencies to hang the "For Sale" sign outside their doors. Carper, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chaffetz, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, hosted a Capitol Hill roundtable with private-sector real-estate experts and former government officials Wednesday to discuss a new legislative path forward.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Tom Carper , GAO , Mark Goldstein , Kim Burke , Jones Lang LaSalle , David Winstead , John Simeon

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:26pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Barry West returns, two CIOs leaving, Einstein cyber initiative faces delay

Barry West is returning for his fourth gig as a CIO, and three other key technology officials are leaving. Two congressmen want to pressure contractors to pay back taxes.

Tags: technology , Barry West , Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation , Jeff Huskey , FTC , Jill Singer , National Reconnaissance Office , Keith Thurston , GSA , Scott Quehl , Commerce , Jackie Speier , cybersecurity , E3A , DHS , Janet Napolitano , people , industry , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/11/2013, 05:31am EDT
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House passes bill to streamline process for disposing of excess federal property

The House unanimously voted Tuesday to create a new process for disposing of the federal government's 14,000 excess properties, beginning with a pilot program to sell off more than a dozen of the most profitable facilities. Under the law, agencies would be able to keep a portion of the proceeds from the sale of real property. The bill would also create a comprehensive database compiling a list of all of the federal government's real property.

Tags: GSA , OMB , federal real property , Mike Quigley , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , federal property , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 07:50pm EDT

House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

Despite two explosions and dozens of other security threats, U.S. officials in Washington turned down repeated pleas from American diplomats in Libya to increase security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi where the U.S. ambassador was killed, Republican leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

Tags: State Department , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Libya

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 05:53pm EDT
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