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Chris Cummiskey, Former Acting Undersecretary for Management, DHS

The full Senate will likely vote on a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department past Friday's deadline. It's unclear what moves the House will make next. But DHS is preparing for the worst. Chris Cummiskey was acting undersecretary for management at DHS during the government shutdown in 2013. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp what DHS managers are doing to prepare.

Tags: Chris Cummiskey , DHS , budget , shutdown , In Depth

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 04:12pm EST
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IGs ask Congress to strengthen oversight tools

Four inspectors general tell the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee they need legislative help in order to help them effectively oversee federal agencies.

Tags: oversight , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act , Congress , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Michael Horowitz , Justice Department , FBI , John Roth , DHS , CIGIE , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , Steve Linick , State Department , SSA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:58pm EST

New and noteworthy on Capitol Hill: A week in review

A brief look at the latest happenings in Congress this week

Tags: Congress , House , Veterans Affairs , security clearance , OPM

Friday - 02/13/2015, 12:39pm EST

Senate bill aims to strengthen Freedom of Information Act

A Senate committee has approved legislation to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Congress , FOIA , Freedom of Information Act , Office of Government Information Services , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 07:00pm EST

Dems block action on DHS-Immigration bill

Senate Democrats have blocked action on legislation that provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security and rolls back President Barack Obama's steps to shelter millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.

Tags: DHS , budget , immigration , Congress ,

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 04:50am EST

Obama budget to fix IRS' service woes, says commissioner

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen wants to get his agency to a point where Americans can make all their tax transactions online, and told the Senate Finance Committee that it needs funding close to what President Barack Obama has proposed.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , budget , Congress , Senate Finance Committee , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 12:26pm EST
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