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The Hill | Nov 30, 2016

House approves overtime for Secret Service agents on campaign trail

The House easily approved legislation on Wednesday to provide overtime pay for Secret Service agents who protected candidates during this year’s presidential campaign.

FCW | Nov 28, 2016

Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told the General Services Administration to make sure the contractors in the agency’s primary supplier database aren't behind on their federal taxes even as they compete for and win new government contracts.

STAT | Nov 28, 2016

Rebates to pharmacy benefit managers are a hidden contributor to high drug prices

In the furor over high drug prices, both Congress and the media have largely focused on the role played by drug companies such as Turing Pharmaceuticals, Valeant, and Mylan.

Newsmax | Nov 24, 2016

House Oversight Panel Schedules Hearings on Long-Term Care, DEA Confidential Source Program

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have scheduled a hearing on long-term healthcare premium increases and the DEA's oversight in its confidential source program.

Government Executive | Nov 22, 2016

Postal Reform Could Re-Emerge in the Lame Duck Congress

Lawmakers are preparing to bring renewed attention to U.S. Postal Service reform in the lame-duck session of Congress, though in a challenge that will sound all too familiar to advocates for change, scores of members from both parties are already sounding the alarm about their concerns with current legislation.

Federal News Radio | Nov 17, 2016

NASA’s ongoing cyber woes prompts Administrator, CEO meeting

NASA Chief Information Officer Renee Wynn told House lawmakers Nov. 16 that its troubled Agency Consolidated End-user Services (ACES) contract is getting back on track through regular meetings and holding Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (HPES) more accountable for fixing long-term problems.

FCW | Nov 16, 2016

Watchdogs concerned as census dress rehearsal approaches

With eight months remaining before the Census Bureau undertakes its dress rehearsal for the 2020 decennial headcount, watchdogs have expressed concerns about the enumeration's large-scale changes, untested IT systems and the recent decision to cancel several tests scheduled for next year.

Cyber Scoop | Nov 16, 2016

Federal CIOs tell Congress: We want power to halt contracts

Federal agency CIOs ought to have the authority to stop major IT procurements if they have concerns about cybersecurity, lawmakers were told by agency executives Wednesday.

Washington Post | Nov 16, 2016

The troubled lives of Secret Service agents

This is a story about the troubled lives of Secret Service agents.

Fed Scoop | Nov 16, 2016

Census Bureau launches device-as-a-service procurement for 2020

The eventual awardee will need to ship and help set up a potential 75,000 devices prior to an August 2019 test and 400,000 more in February 2020 for actual enumeration, an RFI says.