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Senate studies whistleblower bill

A Senate committee takes up a bill to beef up legal and employment protection for federal whistleblowers. The legislation, for which there is a companion bill making its way through the House, is favored by the Obama Administration and federal employee labor unions, but is opposed by at least one large group representing federal managers.

Tags: mngt , whistleblower , Senator Daniel Akaka , Bill Bransford , Senior Executives Association , Tom Devine , Government Accountability Project

Friday - 06/12/2009, 07:08am EDT
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Congress to extend deadline for Postal Service debt

The Postal Service would get seven more weeks to pay a $5.5 billion debt to the Treasury under the continuing resolution passed Monday by the Senate. A House version includes the same provision. The bill is due on Friday.

Tags: continuing resolution , USPS , Congress , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , budget , Emily Kopp , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs ,

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:25pm EDT

Senate committee approves DHS hiring freeze in reauthorization bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to hold the number of federal employees stable for the foreseeable future. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he also wants to look at the size of the agency's contractor workforce as well. The freeze was approved in the committee's first-ever DHS reauthorization bill.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Rand Paul , Claire McCaskill , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , contracting , acquisition , TechAmerica , Rafael Borras , Jason Miller , senate homeland security and governmental affairs ,

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:07am EDT
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FEMA not abiding by IT approval guidelines

Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins said the agency has not created an IT management and oversight plan. Without a comprehensive model on IT, the agency cannot fix the way it responds to disasters.

Tags: FEMA , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , DHS , information technology , Janet Napolitano , IT oversight , Courtney Thompson , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:14pm EDT

State, DoD fall short in tracking $1.8B in contracts

An in-depth analysis report by a Senate committee exposes inadequacies in spending on counternarcotics contracts in Latin America, which may affect future expansion to Afghanistan.

Tags: contracting , industry , Claire McCaskill , DoD , State , DynCorp , Lockheed Martin , Raytheon , ITT , ARINC , contract oversight , contract management , Courtney Thompson

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:43pm EDT

OFPP promises to tame interagency contracts

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon told a Senate committee that a new rule to add more oversight to multi-agency contracts should be out soon. Agencies wanting to develop new multiple award contracts will have to justify them before going forward. OFPP is also trying to use strategic sourcing to take advantage of the government's buying power.

Tags: management , contracting , Dan Gordon , Gene Dodaro , Joseph Lieberman , OFPP , GAO , GSA , Interagency contracting , GWACs , Multiple award contracts , BPAs , duplicative programs , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Senate committee finds few hurdles with cyber proposal

The White House's draft bill includes many similarities with the one sponsored by the Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper. The biggest issues are around the President's powers over the Internet during emergencies and whether there should be a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator at DHS. Senate Majority Leader Reid is making comprehensive cyber legislation a priority this session.

Tags: technology , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , Harry Reid , Jason Chipman , DHS , DoJ , NCTC , cybersecurity , liability protections , critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/23/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Army , Air Force , DHS , USDA , acquisition workforce , annuitants , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT
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