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Federal Computer Week | Jul 5, 2017

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.

Federal News Radio | Jun 26, 2017

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.

Federal News Radio | Jun 23, 2017

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.

Daily Signal | Jun 20, 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.

Wall Street Journal | Jun 19, 2017

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.

The Hill | Jun 13, 2017

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.

MeriTalk | Jun 13, 2017

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 ...

USA Today | Jun 8, 2017

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.

Fox News | Jun 7, 2017

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.

Fox News | Jun 7, 2017

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.