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Johnson planning bill to change VA small business contracting process

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) believes a VA contracting program that requires service-disabled vets control 100 percent of their company's decision-making to qualify is too onerous. And he wants to ease the requirements.

Tags: Bill Johnson , VA , Scott Denniston , Thomas Leney , contracting , acquisition , oversight , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Issa seeks closer relationship between IGs, Congress

Too often Congress is left "in the dark" when it comes to inspector general investigations of agency misconduct, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote in a letter to 73 inspectors general. Issa said he wanted to "establish an understanding between Congress and the IG community" for more rapid reporting of agency misdeeds uncovered by their offices. In his letter, Issa asked the inspectors for more information about their reporting practices to Congress and whether any serious problems were ever not shared with lawmakers.

Tags: oversight , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/06/2012, 09:06pm EDT

OGE missed signs of GSA ethics violations, memo says

A memo by a government watchdog group finds the General Services Administration's ethics program received high marks in a November 2010 study from the Office of Government Ethics. The report was issued shortly after GSA threw the lavish Las Vegas conference that has led to the firings of top officials and the resignation of Administrator Martha Johnson and a slew of congressional hearings.

Tags: Cause of Action , Office of Government Ethics , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , financial disclosure , inspector general

Monday - 08/06/2012, 11:54am EDT

Lawmakers say VA contracting rule squeezing out vet-owned firms

The rule, aimed at preventing fraud in the VA service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, requires that veterans control 100 percent of company decisions, even if they maintain just partial ownership. VA is taking suggestions for changing its rules.

Tags: Vetearns Affairs , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Congress , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , acquisition , Thomas Leney , Phil Roe , Joe Donnelly , Bill Johnson , oversight , Esther Carey , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 08/03/2012, 07:35pm EDT
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USAJobs passes independent cybersecurity test

Auditors found no security weaknesses that present an immediate threat to the jobs portal or user information housed in its database. The test represented the site's first independent security evaluation since OPM took control over USAJobs.gov from Monster Government Solutions in Oct. 2011. Under MGS management, hackers broke into the portal twice in 17 months.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , technology , USAJobs , oversight , Fishnet Security , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 08/03/2012, 05:51pm EDT

DHS IG partners with CBP, ICE to investigate workforce corruption

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general partnered with both Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel to investigate an increasing number of cases. Leaders of all three reported to a House subcommittee hearing that the collaboration has benefited the investigation process.

Tags: DHS , ICE , CBP , management , oversight , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Charles Edwards , David Aguilar , Daniel Ragsdale , Esther Carey , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:27am EDT
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Lawmakers putting GSA's new conference spending rules to the test

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers were expected to ask the agency's inspector general to look into the 14th Annual SmartPay conference happening this week in Nashville. GSA says all conferences must go through a multi-step approval process, including those already in the planning stages for 2012 and beyond.

Tags: management , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , John Mica , Jeff Denham , Cynthia Metzler , Shakeup at GSA , conference spending , SmartPay , Mafara Hobson , Brian Miller , Eleanor Holmes Norton , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:44am EDT
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Medicare fraud busters unveil command center

Tags: HHS , Medicare , oversight , anti-fraud

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 12:26pm EDT

Special commission gives the CFC a roadmap to the future

The report spelled out a number of recommendations for the Combined Federal Campaign in four areas including revising the infrastructure and updating oversight. The Office of Personnel Management called for the commission as the CFC effort turned 50.

Tags: CFC , CFC-50 Commission , OPM , John Berry , Bev Byron , oversight , management , Esther Carey , workforce

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 05:23am EDT
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