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IRS nominee Koskinen pledges to turn around employee morale, pushes for budget increase

John Koskinen, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the embattled Internal Revenue Service, pledged to restore public trust in the agency following the recent uproar over revelations of purported political bias by IRS employees. Speaking before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, Koskinen also said he'd work to turn around the declining employee morale.

Tags: Senate , Senate Finance Committee , Max Baucus , John Koskinen , IRS , IRS scandal , employee morale , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 02:02pm EST

Fundraising from HHS secretary draws scrutiny

A fundraising push by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is drawing criticism from a key Senate Republican who questions whether she has a conflict of interest.

Tags: Kathleen Sebelius , HHS , Senate , Congress ,

Sunday - 05/12/2013, 09:58am EDT

Obama formally seeks agency-consolidation authority

President Barack Obama has officially asked lawmakers for the authority to consolidate and reorganize federal agencies as part of a first-step in merging several agencies related to business and trade. If Congress approves the legislation, Obama has said his first step would be to merge several business- and trade-related agencies into a single Cabinet-level department.

Tags: OMB , management , Jeffrey Zients , federal reorganization , John Boehner , Commerce Department ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 04:47pm EST

Boarman to step down as GPO chief

Senate leaves town without confirming nomination of 26th public printer. Boarman is unclear why his nomination has stalled.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Harry Reid , John Isakson , Andrew Breitbart , GPO , Bill Boarman , people

Monday - 12/19/2011, 05:55am EST
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House members can Skype into meetings

The House is loosening its Internet teleconferencing rules, allowing for Skype, but the Senate still can't hold meetings over Wi-Fi.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , National Journal , Skype , Internet , Congress ,

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 12:59pm EDT

Cybersecurity bill to be reintroduced in the Senate

The International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act is coming back to the Hill.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , security , Congress , Kirsten Gillibrand

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 09:30am EST

Fate of cyber bills hangs on lame-duck session

With Congress set to return for a lame-duck session after the elections, it is unclear whether lawmakers will have the time or inclination to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill. Some experts are calling for Congress to address at least some of the most important aspects if they can't agree on a larger bill.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , S 3480 , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Kit Bond , Heritage Foundation , Louis Tucker , Brandon Milhorn , John Kneuer , DHS , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 07:34am EDT
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Oversight insight: Senate Judiciary Committee examines CIS

Your agency's oversight by Congress can cause heartburn for the leadership of the organization.

Tags: In Depth , management , Congress , Immigration reform , Alejandro Mayorkas , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Citizenship and Immigration Services

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 07:10pm EDT