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Rep. Coffman calls on VA to take swift action against Susan Taylor

The chairman of the Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald wanting more details on the actions it will take in light of the inspector general report involving the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration and FedBid.

Tags: oversight , Congress , Veterans Affairs Department , Bob McDonald , FedBid , Susan Taylor , acquisition , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 06:34pm EDT

GOP Lawmakers lambaste DoD over shutdown furloughs

Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , government shutdown , Robert Hale , Rob Wittman , Robert Taylor , Pay Our Military Act , pay and benfits , industry , Jared Serbu , contracting

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:07am EDT
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Bill to give SBA complete oversight of veteran small business program

House Small Business and Veterans Affairs committee members plan to introduce a bill Thursday to make the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program less cumbersome, confusing and more transparent.

Tags: contracting , industry , VA , SBA , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , Veteran-owned small business , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:54am EDT

Lawmakers, IG expose further vulnerabilities in VA's cybersecurity

The Veterans Affairs Department has been compromised by at least eight different nation state organizations that stole data from its systems, House lawmakers and other experts say. VA officials say there always are risks, but their computer security is better than ever before.

Tags: technology , VA , Stephen Warren , Tim Huelskamp , Jerry Davis , Linda Halliday , Mike Bowman , oversight , House Veterans Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 09:13am EDT
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Budget turmoil creates hurdles for DoD auditability

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Tex.) is a certified public accountant who chaired a year-long series of hearings on DoD audit readiness for the House Armed Services Committee. He spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu for this week's On DoD.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu ,

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 05:48pm EDT
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Military leaders assert zero-tolerance for hazing

Military services still struggle to track hazing incidents, but insist incidents that harm or demean servicemembers won't be tolerated.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Coast Guard , Air Force , Rick West , Michael Barrett , Judy Chu , hazing , Harry Lew , Danny Chen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/26/2012, 05:51am EDT
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GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , FEHBP , OPM , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST
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Lawmakers spar over proposed federal retirement cuts

Lawmakers should keep their hands off federal employees' retirement plans, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Director of Retirement Benefit Services David Snell said at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy. The subcommittee is considering a slew of bills aimed at reducing federal pensions for both lawmakers and rank-and-file workers.

Tags: NARFE , David Snell , payroll tax cut , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , FERS , CSRS , Social Security , OPM , Emily Kopp , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Robert Dold , Tim Griffin ,

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:06pm EST
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Army cites progress at Arlington Cemetery

Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Arlington Cemetery , management , Army , John McHugh , Kathryn Condon , Karl Schneider , Patrick Hallinan , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:05am EDT
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Whack DC But Hit Denver & Houston

With all this talk about furloughs and layoffs Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a timely reminder for politicians: while their target may be waste, red tape and duplication in Washington, people hurt most by government cutbacks live, work and VOTE way outside the beltway.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay debate , furloughs , pay freeze , layoff , BRAC , Kevin Brady

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 04:00am EST
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