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IRS Commissioner pushes Congress for mass-transit decision

In a letter to leaders in the House and Senate tax commitees, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reminded Congress of the importance to make a firm decision on whether to extend a mass-transit subsidy before November.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , transit subsidy , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Dave Camp , Sander Levin , Workforce , Jory Heckman , benefits

Friday - 10/10/2014, 11:36am EDT

SSA nominee seeks to mend labor-management fences

Carolyn Watts Colvin, the nominee to be Social Security Administration commissioner, vowed to Senate lawmakers to soothe turbulent relations between the agency and its labor unions. Colvin also said she plans to tackle troubled IT systems that still run COBOL.

Tags: SSA , Carolyn Watts Colvin , AFGE , COBOL , management , Technology , Orrin Hatch , Ariel Levin-Waldman , Congress

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:19am EDT

Sen. Wyden reminds White House to limit scope of cyber order

The Select Committee on Intelligence member wrote a letter to White House Cyber Coordinator Michael Daniel asking him to make sure any mandate doesn't harm the networks used for interactive computer services.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Dianne Feinstein , Michael Daniel , White House , Senate Intelligence Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 02:18pm EDT

DoD vows to become a leaner organization

Deputy secretary William Lynn calls for transferring billions of dollars from non-essential programs and administrative functions to warfighter mission areas. DoD also looking at six cross-cutting areas such as healthcare, acquisition and personnel policies for savings. The military services and Defense agencies have until July 31 to figure how to make this happen.

Tags: management , William Lynn , Barney Frank , Ron Paul , Walter Jones , DoD , budget , force structure and modernization , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 07:00am EDT

Congress & Your Health Plan: Bullseye or Misfire?

Congress is still debating health care reform and it appears that the federal employee health program is safe, so far. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says anything could happen in this period of last-minute deal-making, so you should pay close attention.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Charles Grassley , Blue Cross , Mike Causey

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 04:00am EDT