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The Guardian | Mar 27, 2017

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears

Database contains photos of half of US adults without consent, and algorithm is wrong nearly 15% of time and is more likely to misidentify black people.

Daily Caller | Mar 24, 2017

Chaffetz Won’t Be Trump’s ‘Cheerleader,’ Will Investigate The Presiden Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/24/chaffetz-wont-be-trumps-cheerleader-will-investigate-the-president/#ixzz4cYftuua3

President Donald Trump may have a Republican majority in Congress, but that doesn’t mean his administration will be free from investigation, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Next Gov | Mar 23, 2017

Chaffetz, Cummings request Flynn documents from White House

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee is joining his Democratic counterpart in demanding that the White House turn over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s security clearance applications.

Federal Computer Week | Mar 23, 2017

House panel takes on government transparency

At a March 23 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing, one piece of legislation seemed to resonate on both sides of the aisle: the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Act.

Federal Times | Mar 23, 2017

With DATA Act reports looming, transparency advocates pitch the next big thing

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee weighed the legislative merits of several transparency measures in a March 23 hearing, and DATA Act supporters are backing a bill to put analytics on a bigger stage.

NBC News | Mar 22, 2017

At Facial Recognition Databases Hearing, Congress Attacks FBI

Democrats and Republicans alike hammered the FBI on Wednesday for its use of facial recognition software to identify potential suspects, saying the technology fosters racial bias, leads to arrests of innocent people and trashes Americans' privacy.

Executive Gov | Mar 21, 2017

House Lawmakers Want Info on Disruption of IRS Student Financial Aid Tool

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have urged the Internal Revenue Service to provide information about the outage of a tool used to help students apply for federal financial aid.

Washington Examiner | Mar 20, 2017

Jason Chaffetz: ‘Big changes’ needed at Secret Service

Rep. Jason Chaffetz thinks the U.S. Secret Service needs to figure out why people are able to jump the fence onto the White House grounds and how one intruder was recently able to wander around for almost 20 minutes.

Politico | Mar 20, 2017

Chaffetz: Secret Service reforms possible after latest fence jumping incident

That an intruder who jumped the White House fence earlier this month managed to evade the Secret Service for more than 16 minutes could prompt significant reforms for the agency charged with protecting the president, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Monday.

USA Today | Mar 19, 2017

Man arrested near White House after claiming he had bomb

A Virginia man who allegedly drove a stolen car up to a White House checkpoint and said he had a bomb inside was arrested late Saturday, in what police said was the third White House incident in just over a week.