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Wall Street Journal | Feb 7, 2017

Jason Chaffetz on House Oversight of Trump Administration: ‘We Have a Job to Do’

House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said he would faithfully carry out his mission conducting oversight and investigations of the executive branch, after an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump. “We have a job to do and we’re going to do it,” he said.

The Hill | Feb 7, 2017

House panel hones in on postal service reform

One of Congress’s most contentious committees is pushing toward a rare bipartisan victory: reforming the United States Postal Service.

Washington Post | Feb 7, 2017

House Panel Displays Bipartisan Unity Over Bill to Save Postal Service From Financial Ruin

There have been days when 2157 Rayburn House Office Building had the feel of a boxing match. It’s the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room where Republicans and Democrats have been known to go at each other with vehemence. That wasn’t the case Tuesday.

Associated Press | Feb 7, 2017

GOP Chairman: No Oversight Talk at White House Meeting

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah told reporters that before he even sat down in the Oval Office, "The president said, 'No oversight. You can't talk about anything that has to do with oversight,'" Chaffetz responded: "Fair enough."

Federal News Radio | Feb 6, 2017

House Oversight committee places high priority on renewing E-Gov Act provisions

While the federal IT and acquisition communities still are “patiently” waiting for President Donald Trump to name key players at the Office of Management and Budget, the General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management, Republican lawmakers gave us a little bit of insight into their plans for 2017.

Washington Post | Feb 3, 2017

Bipartisan Hill leaders warn White House on whistleblowers

Is it divine intervention or just a fortuitous coincidence that congressional defense of federal whistleblowers comes as the two-week-old Trump administration is making government employees nervous?

Federal News Radio | Feb 2, 2017

OPM’s cleared up some IT rough spots, but encryption still unfinished

When the Office of Personnel Management announced that hackers had stolen personally identifiable information for roughly 22 million federal employees, contractors and prospective feds and contractors, critics quickly pointed out the fact that those records had

Washington Examiner | Feb 2, 2017

GOP moves to undo Obama contractor ‘blacklist’

Republican lawmakers acted to formally undo one of former President Barack Obama's efforts to tighten labor regulations, with the House voting 236-87 Thursday on a resolution to undo an executive order that effectively created a blacklist for federal contractors that had been charged with labor violations.

MeriTalk | Feb 2, 2017

Cybersecurity Still an Uphill Battle After OPM Breach, DoD CIO Says

Though lessons learned from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach have resulted in many improvements in cybersecurity practices, the 2015 breach and subsequent cyber incidents led members at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday to question the pace of Federal data protection efforts.  

FCW | Feb 1, 2017

IGs to Congress: Give us greater authorities and more personnel

Agency watchdogs told members of Congress on Feb. 1 that the Inspectors General Empowerment Act has afforded them greater access to agency materials but noted that limited investigative authorities and staffing levels continue to constrict their effectiveness.