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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

A 1 percent pay raise for 2015 will go a little way toward rebuilding trust between federal employees and Congress and federal employees and their leaders. But only a little way. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee that oversees the federal workforce, wrote a column as part of our special report: Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees. He says he learned at a recent hearing the trust problems in the workforce are complicated.

Tags: Jon Tester , Senate , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , In Depth

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 05:46pm EDT
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Rep. Issa heading down familiar path for IT reform; Senate still in discovery mode

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to offer the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) as an amendment later this week to the 2013 Defense Authorization bill. The Senate held a hearing looking at the best approach to empower federal CIOs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard that transparency, visibility and senior leadership are common traits among successful CIOs.

Tags: technology , management , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Simon Szykman , Commerce , Frank Baitman , HHS , David Powner , GAO , CIO authorities , PortfolioStat , IT duplication , Commodity IT , Darrell Issa , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:26am EDT

Do Not Pay list lacks data as implementation nears

Senate lawmakers are promising to change the laws to let agencies have easier access to the Death Master File and other key databases. Starting June 1, agencies must check the Do Not Pay list before issuing any money.

Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , OMB , Richard Gregg , Treasury , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , improper payments , SSA , Death Master File , information sharing , Marianna LaCanfora , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:49am EDT
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TSP plans RFP to improve data center security by year's end

The contract includes "very stringent" IT security requirements. The announcement follows a data breach that affected 123,000 TSP participants in 2011.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , TSP , Greg Long , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , Greg Wilshusen , Mary Ellen Callahan , Privacy Act , DHS , GAO , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 05:29am EDT
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Agency officials tout progress on security clearances

Agency officials from the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management, along with a handful of other agencies, cited significant improvements in both timeliness and accuracy in the security-clearance program at a Senate subcommittee. The agencies agreed, however, much work remained to maintain that progress and to take on new challenges, such as reciprocity and reinvestigation.

Tags: OPM , OMB , ODNI , DoD , security clearance , Daniel Akaka , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Elizabeth McGrath , Danny Werfel , Charles Sowell , GAO , Gene Dodaro , Merton Miller

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 07:51pm EDT
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Senate committee approves OFPP nominee, four other bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee moves the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations, the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting and two other pieces of legislation to the floor for a full vote.

Tags: management , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , domestic partner benefits , Hatch Act , political contributions , Jason Miller , Jon Tester

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Controlling contract costs spurs more questions, few answers

A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee heard testimony Thursday on a seemingly simple subject: Is it cheaper for the federal government to employ its own workforce or hire contractors? But industry groups representing government contractors say the question is often more complicated than it might seem.

Tags: industry , contracting , acquisition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Claire McCaskill , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , PSC , Stan Soloway

Friday - 03/30/2012, 08:37pm EDT
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TSA, round 2: Major General Robert Harding testifies on nomination

For the second day in a row, the nominee to take top job at TSA answers questions under oath.

Tags: management , Transportation Security Administration , Robert Harding , TSA , DHS , Department of Homeland Security , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Erroll Southers

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 06:50pm EDT

DHS's Duke to retire after 28 years in government

The undersecretary of management has been in her role since June 2008. The White House nominee to replace Duke has not been confirmed by the Senate yet.

Tags: management , Elaine Duke , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Rafael Borras

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 01:41pm EDT
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