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Federal News Radio | May 31, 2016

A knotty, tangled mess of IT systems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee garnered a lot of national media attention from its “discovery” of computer systems that are four or five decades old and still running critical functions in the Defense Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and several other agencies.

The Washington Post | May 26, 2016

Huge bonuses and forced transfers were downfall of top TSA official Kelly Hoggan

The downfall of a top official in the Transportation Security Administration this week came amid allegations of under-the-radar ­bonuses and targeted retribution at the highest levels of the agency.

Federal News Radio | May 26, 2016

Widespread collection of SSNs poses data security risk

Despite a reminder from the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, federal agencies haven’t reviewed their data on Social Security numbers in nearly a decade.

Associated Press | May 25, 2016

House committee: Cover Oregon case ‘criminal’

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Republicans on a U.S. House committee have found former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon’s health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor’s political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign

The Hill | May 24, 2016

GOP chairman: Time to remove IRS chief

It's time for Congress to remove the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) chief, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Tuesday at the opening of an impeachment hearing for John Koskinen.

The Hill | May 23, 2016

TSA security chief who received $90K bonus removed from post

A top security chief at the Transportation Security Administration who came under fire for receiving a $90,000 bonus has been removed from his post, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Monday evening.

Politico | May 23, 2016

Koskinen will skip IRS impeachment hearing

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will not appear Tuesday at a “misconduct” hearing at which Republicans will lay out a case to impeach him for allegedly failing to comply with a congressional subpoena, the IRS told POLITICO.

The Washington Post | May 23, 2016

IRS chief won’t appear at his impeachment hearing: No time to prepare, aides say

IRS Chief John Koskinen will not appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to defend himself against charges that he defied a subpoena from Congress as it investigated the treatment of conservative groups and should be ousted from office.

The New York Times | May 23, 2016

T.S.A. Replaces Security Chief as Tension Grows at Airports and Agency

WASHINGTON — Facing a backlash over long security lines and management problems, the head of the

Associated Press | May 20, 2016

Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.