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The Hill | May 8, 2017

House oversight leaders warn of data transparency challenges

House Oversight Committee leaders are warning of ongoing issues with the implementation of a law passed in 2014 that was meant to modernize federal spending data. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and other members sent a

Politico | May 5, 2017

House oversight panel to investigate Iran deal

Citing a POLITICO investigation, Republican leaders of the House oversight committee said Friday they have launched a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administration, in trying to win support for a nuclear deal and prisoner swap with Tehran last year, undermined an ambitious U.S. counterproliferation effort to thwart Iranian weapons trafficking networks.

USA Today | May 5, 2017

Obama’s $400,000 speech could prompt Congress to go after his pension

Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000 or more.

The Hill | May 3, 2017

Chaffetz, Cummings demand TSA head comply with subpoeana

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) are demanding the acting head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) comply with the committee's subpoena related to its investigation into the agency’s personnel practices.

Fedscoop | May 3, 2017

CIOs’ answers on FAFSA breach leave lawmakers unsatisfied

Agency CIOs testifying before the Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee hesitated to take accountability for the incident — or even call it a breach — because of the uncommon nature of the situation. In response, lawmakers said the incident will undoubtedly inform how they think about laws governing federal IT.

MeriTalk | May 3, 2017

After MGT, Hurd to Focus on Cybersecurity Workforce

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Tuesday that after the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT) passes Congress, his next objective will be to work on the cybersecurity workforce in the Federal government, likely through a Cyber National Guard.

The Hill | May 3, 2017

Chaffetz, Cummings demand TSA head comply with subpoeana

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) are demanding the acting head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) comply with the committee subpoena's related to its investigation into the agency’s personnel practices.

Meritalk | May 1, 2017

Industry Support Growing For Hurd’s IT Modernization Bill

Just days after its reintroduction in the House, Rep. Will Hurd’s, R-Texas, Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act has received an outpouring of industry support, praising the congressman’s leadership in Federal IT and the bill’s potential.