FOIA reform bill headed to Obama
A bill aimed at improving the federal government's responses to Freedom of Information Act requests passed the House on Monday and will soon be headed for the White House, where the measure is expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Congress wants to know if 18F, Digital Service will take on legacy IT
Roughly two years after the administration established the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F as a way to spark more innovation in the IT space, some in the public and private sector still see the two federal “start-ups” as slightly foreign entities.
GOP subpoenas Kerry on Keystone XL
Calling the Obama administration's attempts to accommodate a Republican investigation into President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline "pitiful," a House committee Friday subpoenaed Secretary of State John Kerry for all communications regarding the November decision.
One Year After OPM Data Breach, What Has The Government Learned?
This week marks a year since the government first revealed that hackers had stolen personnel files of some 4 million current and former federal employees.
State Dept. Reopens Investigation Into Deliberately Edited Video on Iran Talks
Facing mounting pressure from members of Congress and from inquiring journalists, the State Department said today it has reopened its investigation into who ordered the video edit of a State Department briefing from December 2013.
Census Names New Top Tech Official as Agency Prepares for 2020 Count
After nearly a yearlong vacancy, the Census Bureau is naming a new top tech official to manage the bureau’s IT strategy as it prepares to enter a critical phase of planning for the 2020 decennial population count.
GOP demands White House documents after transcript edit
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the White House for all documents in its possession that might explain how a White House transcript was edited to remove a key answer about the Iran nuclear agreement.
GOP threatens Kerry with another Keystone subpoena
Republican members of the House Oversight Committee have said they’re prepared to issue the State Department a subpoena if it does not turn over documents related to the Keystone XL denial decision.
House GOP demands answers from State Department on Iran exchange
The House Oversight Committee is demanding the State Department turn over documents to show how and why officials deleted an exchange about Iran from the official video of a 2013 press briefing.
Republicans Seek Documents On Scrubbing of Iran Video
WASHINGTON—State Department officials tried Friday to address the widening fallout from their admission this past week that a videotaped press briefing had been doctored to remove contradictory public statements about the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Iran.