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Census begins stretch run vowing not to make same mistakes

GAO warns the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that the bureau needs to simplify its IT plans for the 2020 count. Census to finalize operational plan by September detailing technology and processes for the decennial population calculation.

Tags: technology , Oversight , Congress , Census Bureau , Commerce Department , John Thompson , GAO , Carol Cha , Robert Goldenkoff , James Lankford , Decennial Census , Mobile computing , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 04:32am EDT
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Senators question Treasury's transparency of its IT projects

Two key Senate lawmakers are questioning the Treasury Department's inconsistencies in reporting the health of its major technology projects.

Tags: technology , Oversight , Treasury , IT Dashboard , Sonny Bhagowalia , Ron Johnson , Tom Carper , Terry Milholland , GAO , IRS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 09:30am EDT

Sen. Johnson: 10 agencies need permanent IGs now

President Barack Obama and the leaders of 10 federal agencies should identify candidates to become Inspectors General at those agencies. That's according to a letter all 16 members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent to the White House and those leaders. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why he and his colleagues wrote the letter to the President in the first place.

Tags: Ron Johnson , Senate , Oversight , inspector general , In Depth

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:21pm EDT
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Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

A call for more transparency in federal spending, the Taxpayers Right To Know Act would create a central database for financial data and performance metrics for every federal program. The bill cleared the House and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last year. But it has yet to have a full vote in the Senate. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer one view on this bill.

Tags: Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coalition , Taxpayers Right To Know Act , information sharing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/06/2015, 09:13am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 6, with some new faces yet to be voted in for important oversights roles such as chairman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what federal employees should expect in 2015 - from senior executives to civil service reform.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , workforce , Congress

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:00am EST
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Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , Training , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , OMB , Sam Graves , House Small Business Community , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

OMB asked to address agency-IG quarrels

The Inspector General Act gives IGs authority to obtain any information necessary for their investigations, but some agencies are giving IGs a hard time with their requests. Members of Senate and House oversight committees are calling on Shaun Donovan, the recently confirmed director of the Office of Management and Budget, to address the issue.

Tags: inspector general , OMB , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Shaun Donovan , Stephanie Wasko , Oversight , information sharing

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 01:58pm EDT

Lawmakers optimistic about IT reform, cyber improvements

The nomination of Shaun Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as a variety of bills dealing with federal IT reform and cybersecurity updates crowded the docket of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee business meeting Wednesday.

Tags: technology , Congress , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , IT reform , cybersecurity , Beth Cobert , Mark Forman , TASC , Erica McCann , Daniel Castro , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 09:37am EDT

OMB kicks off reforms with Smarter IT Delivery Agenda

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel details three focus areas to improve how agencies buy technology. He says agencies must have the best people, the best contractors and well-designed processes to ensure success in meeting customer and citizen needs.

Tags: technology , OMB , Jason Miller , IT reform , GAO , Dave Powner , Steve VanRoekel , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda

Friday - 05/09/2014, 04:12am EDT
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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Congress will try again this session on cybersecurity legislation, but some of the problems that prevented it from passing the last several years are back again. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose about cyber legislation in his office on Capitol Hill today. He says the landscape looks a little different for the legislation this time around.

Tags: Tom Carper , Senate , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:58pm EDT
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