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Transportation Department officials say they were about to shut down a bus company involved in a deadly crash in Virginia but then gave the company extra time to appeal an unsatisfactory safety rating.
Tags: SkyExpress , Ray Lahood , U.S. Department of Transportation , Kin Yiu Cheung , Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration , Sherrod Brown , Kay Bailey Hutchinson , Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Two senators propose a bill that would cut $5 billion in duplicative and overlapping government programs.
Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee agreed to legislation Wednesday that would take roughly 200 presidential appointees out of the Senate confirmation process. The vast number of Senate-confirmable positions has become unwieldy for the upper chamber, and has deterred too many qualified candidates from accepting executive branch appointments, committee leaders said.
Two Senators have proposed a bill reducing the number of printed copies of the Congressional Record in order to reduce the overall deficit.
The Government Accountability Office released its first annual report required by Congress to examine overlap among federal programs. Auditors found agencies have redundant programs in everything from contracting to food safety to literacy education.
Congress must pass another funding measure to keep the government operating past March 4. House Republicans are calling for big cuts to current spending levels. This as President Obama gets set to release his 2012 budget request February 14.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked DoD officials to be audit ready in anticipation of budget cuts. GAO has not been able to form an auditable opinion of them in over a decade.
One amendment, two committees equals a whole lot of nothing moving in the Telework Enhancement Act.
Transparency gives additional clout to make technology projects perform. Tool replaces OMB watch lists and makes information more interactive.
Tags: mngt , technology , Vivek Kundra , Dave Wennergren , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , OMB , DoD , CIO Council , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Ed Meagher , Dan Mintz , CSC , SRA , IT Dashboard , accountability , FFATA , transparency