Washington Post: New inspector general report points to recurring government problems
By Joe Davidson April 18 at 7:00 AM In an operation as large as Uncle Sam’s, it is inevitable that mistakes will be made, inefficiencies will happen and problems will develop. But why do the same issues come up over and over and over? A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on ...
Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership
Congressional watchdogs from both sides of the aisle are concerned about finances at the Census Bureau and want to see an updated cost estimate to reflect potential cost overruns.
How USAID earned an ‘A’ on the FITARA scorecard
In a rocky FITARA sea of red and yellow “Fs” and “Ds,” the U.S. Agency for International Development stood out like a lighthouse.
House takes on TSP modernization with a bipartisan companion bill
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced the TSP Modernization Act of 2017.
Contrary to Media Reports, Criminal Justice Reform Is Anything but Dead
Consider the unlikely duo of Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. They are co-sponsoring the Renew Act of 2017, which would raise the age of eligibility from 21 to 25 for an individual charged for the first time with simple misdemeanor drug possession to get his record expunged after successfully completing a probationary period.
Trey Gowdy Wants to Avoid Showdowns With D.C. Government as House Oversight Chair
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said that he would like to avoid showdowns between Congress and the municipal government of Washington, D.C., over city-passed laws.
First federal agency gets ‘A’ grade in IT report card
Federal agencies averaged a "B" grade in information technology procurement in their latest report cards, with one agency being the first to score an "A." The fourth version of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard dropped Tuesday morning, with the B average the same as in the last report, six months ago.
Agencies Fret Over FITARA Scores as Congress Decries DoD’s ‘F’
Four Federal agencies wishing to discuss their overall grades on the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard called the Government Accountability Office the morning of June 13, just hours after the scorecard was released. The calls came from offices of the chief information officer, a position that FITARA places squarely under the microscope. According ...
Rep. Trey Gowdy will take over House Oversight Committee
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy — a former prosecutor who led the Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation into what happened during the 2012 terrorist attack — will take the helm of the powerful House Oversight and Government Committee after Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leaves office later this month.
Fast and Furious hearing rips Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal
Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious.