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Number of DHS contractors 'unacceptable'

Sens. Lieberman and Collins want more information on how many contractors DHS has and what type of work they are doing. Agency has asked its components to reevaluate their human capital plans to ensure they have the right mix.

Tags: P&B , Contracting , Janet Napolitano , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Richard Spires , Elaine Duke , Clair McCaskill , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , federal workforce , contractor workforce

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:08am EST

Senators want answers about Networx delays

Sens. Lieberman and Collins ask for specific actions seven large agencies are taking to transition to the new telecommunications contract. This is the second letter about the GSA contract since December.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , OMB , Networx , telecommunications

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:09am EDT

GAO to tell lawmakers agency cyber measures are lacking

Testimony obtained by FederalNewsRadio says IT security measurements focus too much on compliance and not on risk. GAO surveyed 24 agencies and found few have moved beyond just fulfilling FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , Greg Wilshusen , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , GAO , OMB , State Department , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NIST , Tom Davis , Deloitte , cybersecurity , FISMA , risk management

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 02:24pm EDT

DHS extends states' deadline to request more time to meet REAL ID

States without an extension still must comply with law by Jan. 1. Congress wants to change REAL ID law, but bill has not moved out of committees.

Tags: management , technology , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Homeland Security Committee , Secure identification card , REAL ID , PASS ID

Monday - 09/28/2009, 04:50pm EDT

Lawmakers calling for more procurement oversight at White House Summit

Sen. Carl Levin will introduce a bill requiring defense contracts to be reexamined if its cost increase more than 25 percent over its initial estimate.

Tags: Contracting , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , John McCain , Janet Napolitano , DoD , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , White House Summit , acquisition workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 02:15pm EST

Troubled federal procurement data systems to get facelift

GSA will award a contract to create a new enterprise architecture by the end of October. The agency's goal is to consolidate eight disparate systems to make it easier to access procurement data. The current systems are not interoperable and plagued with long-standing problems.

Tags: Contracting , Vivek Kundra , Sen. Claire McCaskill , Sen. Robert Bennett , William Woods , OMB , OFPP , GAO , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , FPDS , AOCS , PPIRS , Excluded Parties List System

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 07:12am EDT
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OMB controller nominee Werfel would take deeper look at DoD's books

He outlines several priorities if confirmed, including further reducing improper payments and reducing the federal real property inventory. Werfel says DoD must better understand why a qualified audit helps them meet their mission.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Sen. Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , VA , DoD , NASA , DHS , financial management , improper payments , Consolidated financial audits , real property

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 06:46pm EDT
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Lieberman: Seeking senate census naysayer

The chairman of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Census Bureau says he's trying to find out which of his colleagues placed a hold on the nomination of Robert Groves.

Tags: newsstand , Census , Senator Joe Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , holds

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 07:12am EDT
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