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Wall Street Journal | Oct 19, 2016

House Panel Investigating Western Area Power Administration

A House committee is investigating “potential financial and facility mismanagement” at the Western Area Power Administration, the federally owned utility that serves wholesale electricity customers in 15 states.

Federal News Radio | Oct 18, 2016

FITARA shortcomings are a failure of network monitoring

The continuing struggles of federal agencies to make the grade on the scorecard for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) proves that, on the whole, agencies are unfortunately not doing enough to monitor their IT network performance – or to understand the inter-relationship of network components.

Federal Times | Oct 18, 2016

Secret Service must address inadequate IT security, says OIG

IT management at the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) has been consistently ineffective and neglected, according to a recent report by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.

Politico | Oct 18, 2016

Ex-FBI agent details origin of Clinton email ‘quid pro quo’ claim

A recently retired FBI agent confirmed Tuesday that he and a top State Department official spoke in the same telephone conversation about the classification of one of Hillary Clinton's emails and about a longstanding FBI request for additional staffing in U.S. embassies abroad, but denied any deal linking the two issues was ever proposed or agreed to.

Washington Post | Oct 18, 2016

‘I need a favor’: FBI official at center of alleged Clinton email ‘quid pro quo’ speaks out

FBI official Brian McCauley had been trying for weeks to get his contact at the State Department to approve his request to put two bureau employees back in Baghdad.

Weekly Standard | Oct 18, 2016

Kennedy At the Center of Hillary’s Scandal Management

Less than 24 hours after the FBI released documents confirming discussions of a bargain between the FBI and State Department over reclassification of at least one classified Hillary Clinton email, the spokesman for the State Department categorically denied that any such discussions ever happened.

New York Times | Oct 17, 2016

Agencies Clashed on Classification of Clinton Email, Inquiry Shows

Documents released Monday in the Hillary Clinton email investigation show intense disagreement last year between the State Department and the

Wall Street Journal | Oct 17, 2016

FBI Documents Show State Department Fought Classification of Clinton Emails

A State Department official in 2015 tried to keep the Federal Bureau of Investigation from marking a Hillary Clinton email as classified, according to documents that reveal the extent to which officials sought to reduce the number of messages judged to contain national secrets.

Associated Press | Oct 17, 2016

State aide sought to change classification of Clinton email

A senior State Department official asked the FBI to help last year in reducing the classification of an email from Hillary Clinton's private server, according to FBI investigative files made public Monday.

The Hill | Oct 15, 2016

Chaffetz: New Clinton files contain allegations of ‘quid pro quo’ with FBI

The head of the House Oversight Committee said Friday that there may be allegations of "quid pro quo" between a top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and an FBI official detailed in newly released documents from the bureau's investigation of Clinton's private email server from her time as secretary of State.