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Government Executive | Jul 29, 2015

Did the EPA Cover Up a ‘Predator Who Was Fed a Steady Diet of Interns?’

Three whistleblowers told a House committee on Wednesday of the Environmental Protection Agency’s inability to properly discipline an employee charged with sexual harassment and the retribution they faced for speaking out against that employee, while lawmakers took the occasion to once again call for federal agencies to fire more workers.

Associated Press | Jul 27, 2015

GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner

The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.

Associated Press | Jul 8, 2015

Lawmakers Seek Probe of Ex-Head of Chemical Safety Board

Two House members are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the former head of the federal board that investigates chemical accidents, saying they believe he made multiple false statements while testifying before an oversight committee.

Washington Post | Jul 5, 2015

The OPM cyberattack was a breach too far

President Obama ought to be far more steamed about the break-ins than he appears. The OPM director, Katherine Archuleta, knew as well as anyone how sensitive the data was, yet the door to her agency was apparently left ajar. Thieves walked out with an intelligence goldmine, the most intimate details about U.S. public servants, including those who handle the most highly classified secrets of the United States. This was an unforgivable failure of stewardship that should lead to firings for ...

The Hill | Jul 1, 2015

Calls grow for official to be fired over hack

Katherine Archuleta is at the center of the storm after what was likely the biggest hack of government networks in history. Pressure is building for Archuleta to resign as director of the Office of Personnel Management, with the calls coming from lawmakers on Capitol Hill and some security experts who say she is not up to the task of defending the nation’s networks.