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DoD gave security clearances to thousands of 'federal tax cheats'

About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors, who held or were determined eligible for a security clearance, owed more than $730 million in unpaid taxes as of June 2012, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Per GAO's recommendations, the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and DoD are now working to include tax-compliance checks to enhance security clearance processes.

Tags: DoD , IRS , OPM , GAO , ODNI , management , technology , security clearance , Evan Lesser , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/28/2014, 04:33pm EDT

Senators back OFPP nominee, lambast OMB over communication breakdowns

Anne Rung, President Obama's nominee to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, detailed her three major priorities should the Senate confirm her. Lawmakers press Rung on improving communication between OMB and Congress, and how best to deal with the multi-sector workforce.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , OFPP , OMB , Anne Rung , Claire McCaskill , acquisition workforce , training , oversight , jason miller

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:04am EDT
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Congressmen demand answers from DHS over new USIS contract

Two congressional leaders want to know whether USIS' history was considered when awarding a $190 million Homeland Security Department contract.

Tags: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Elijah Cummings , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Jeh Johnson , DHS , DoJ , USIS , security clearance , dumping

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:09pm 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 , IT reform , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Beth Cobert , Mark Forman , TASC , Erica McCann , Daniel Castro , jason miller

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

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DATA Act is law, IT, acquisition A-11 changes

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. Senate lawmakers prepare to mark-up IT reform bill next week. CIO's spend time at camp where OMB and others emphasize the word of the year: effectiveness.

Tags: technology , DATA Act , financial management , A-11 , OMB , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , FITARA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Steve VanRoekel , Tom Carper , budget , security clearances , ODNI , jason miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:32pm EDT

Senate report: VA's scheduling problems are a symptom of malpractice epidemic

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) investigation into Veterans Affairs hospitals reveals widespread manipulation, criminal activity and poor management.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , management , oversight , Congress , Senate , Robert Gates , Sloan Gibson , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:13am EDT

Senate's version of FISMA update cleans up around the cyber edges

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members will introduce and markup the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Wednesday. The bill would require OMB to rescind a major section of Circular A-130 in order to fix long-standing complaints with FISMA's reauthorization requirements.

Tags: technology , Congress , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , DHS , cybersecurity , FISMA , A-130 , jason miller

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:14pm EDT

OMB nominee Donovan promises to build on predecessor's success, progress

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that connecting the management side with the budget side would better ensure financial and programmatic successes. Lawmakers pressed Donovan on his commitment to implement the DATA Act and reduce duplicative programs.

Tags: management , OMB , Shaun Donovan , HUD , Tom Carper , Rob Portman , DATA Act , jason miller

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:06am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedBizOpps contractor admits to hacking

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: technology , acquisition , ACT-IAC , State , GSA , FCC , FITARA , Tom Carper , Inside the Reporters Notebook , jason miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 27, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Stephanie Hill , Mackenzie Eaglen , Barry Leffew , Tim McManus , In Depth

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 06:21pm EST
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