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FCW | Apr 17, 2017

House panel nudges Trump over IGs

The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for vacant inspector general posts.

USA Today | Apr 12, 2017

Congress tackles major privacy, surveillance issues

Wyden and House Oversight Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, also have introduced the GPS Act to rein in the ability of government agencies to use electronic tracking devices known as "stingrays" to monitor someone's location through their cellphones or fitness bracelets. Police use the devices to keep track of suspected criminals but sweep up data from scores of innocent people in the process.

PBS | Apr 12, 2017

Report: Inappropriate actions toward women at Yellowstone

Federal investigators said Wednesday they have found credible evidence that male supervisors and staff in the maintenance division at Yellowstone National Park created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women.

USA Today | Apr 12, 2017

Congress tackles major privacy, surveillance issues

Less than four months after it convened, the 115th Congress has taken action to both strengthen and weaken Americans' online privacy, sending mixed signals as lawmakers prepare to decide whether federal agents can seize your smartphone at the border or read your personal emails when they're supposed to be spying on foreign terrorists.

Fed Tech | Apr 12, 2017

Study Confirms Conventional Wisdom: Legacy Federal IT Breeds Cybersecurity Risks

Upgrading outdated technology systems can improve agencies’ security, according to an academic study.

Fox News | Apr 7, 2017

Trump should fire IRS commissioner, lawmakers demand

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and 37 House members sent the letter, which accused Koskinen’s of providing false testimony to Congress and obstructing the congressional investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative political groups.

Government Executive | Apr 7, 2017

Small Agency Takes Heat for Steep Drop in Employee Satisfaction Scores

The chairman of a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Thursday grilled the managing director of the Surface Transportation Board about the agency’s precipitous drop in scores on the annual survey of federal employees’ job satisfaction.

Federal Computer Week | Apr 6, 2017

What will it take to make feds happy?

Federal employee global satisfaction scores have risen for consecutive years, but lawmakers still think there's a long way to go in improving workforce engagement, as well as the survey that provides the data.

US News | Apr 6, 2017

Subcommittee Weighs Iran’s Nuclear Threat

At a House subcommittee meeting Wednesday, the deep partisan divisions over the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal were on display once again as Republican-selected witnesses criticized the deal as allowing Iran to continue its nuclear capabilities and destabilizing the region.

The Advocate | Apr 5, 2017

Louisiana flood response blasted by Congress after state, FEMA ‘fell on its face,’ lawmaker says

Tension over Louisiana's recovery from last year's catastrophic floods became the focus of a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with Republican congressmen repeatedly taking aim at Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.