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VA unveils standardized disability claim and appeal forms

The Veterans Affairs Department is switching to a completely standardized system for collecting and processing disability claims.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , disability claims , Tom Murphy , disability claims backlog , eBenefits ,

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:55am EDT

House Democrats release alternative budget plan

The Democrats' plan, introduced by House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen, would further change the Budget Control Act to allow agencies more financial flexibility. Unlike the Republican plan to restore normalized funding to the Defense Department while continuing to scale back domestic programs, the Democrats want to restore funding for both defense and non-defense agencies.

Tags: budget , Chris Van Hollen , House Budget Committee , pay raise , sequestration , Congress ,

Monday - 03/23/2015, 05:16pm EDT

Reverse auctions draw strong criticism on Capitol Hill

Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

Tags: House Small Business Committee , House , Congress , reverse auctions , GAO , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAR , FedBid , Joe Jordan , Steve Chabot ,

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:20pm EDT

House bill offers liability protection for information sharing

New bill to strengthen information sharing is a top legislative priority for House Homeland Security Committee.

Tags: House , Congress , cybersecurity , DHS , Michael McCaul , NCCIC , House Homeland Security Committee ,

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 06:32pm EDT

Dodaro: GAO returns $100 for every $1 it's funded

The Government Accountability Office wants a 5.9 percent budget increase for FY 2016. Numbers from a new study by Deloitte show past funding of GAO has brought a good return on investment.

Tags: Gene Dodaro , GAO , budget , Deloitte , Bill Eggers , Daniel Byler , Senate , data , Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 05:18pm EDT
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Budget constraints set to fix IRS having opposite effect, experts say

The strict budget constraints placed on the Internal Revenue Service are crippling efforts to conduct the most basic levels of public service, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Tags: IRS , budget , John Koskinen , Hal Rogers , House , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , National Taxpayer Advocate , Nina Olson , TIGTA , J. Russell George ,

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 05:38pm EST

Hurd: 'Three-Legged Stool' key to federal IT reform

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has four top priorities as new chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT, and he wants to use a "three-legged stool" approach to realize them.

Tags: Will Hurd , Congress , House , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT , information technology ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 02:51pm EST

Bill targets pornography viewing on agency computers

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced a new bill to stop federal employees from using work computers to watch pornography.

Tags: Mark Meadows , cybersecurity , technology , House , Congress , pornography , EPA ,

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:32pm EST

30K furloughs imminent if Congress can't pass DHS spending bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he will have to furlough at least 30,000 employees if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill to cover DHS funding beyond Feb. 27.

Tags: DHS , budget , continuing resolution , Jeh Johnson , Chip Fulgram , Congress

Monday - 02/09/2015, 01:36pm EST

Budget request reveals Army still in transition mode

The Army's budget request details a branch in transition, from both a military and financial perspective.

Tags: Army , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , BRAC , Congress , OCO , BCA , sequestration , Thomas Horlander ,

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 06:00pm EST
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