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Apr 5, 2017

Improving the Visitor Experience at National Parks

Apr 5, 2017

Assessing the Iran Deal

Apr 5, 2017

Oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Response to the Baton Rouge Flood Disaster: Part II

Apr 4, 2017

Reviewing Federal IT Workforce Challenges and Possible Solutions

Apr 4, 2017

Use of Confidential Informants at ATF and DEA

Mar 29, 2017

WMATA After SafeTrack

PURPOSE: To examine whether SafeTrack was successful in restoring the Metro system to a state of good repair, and to discuss how the lessons learned from SafeTrack's planning could be applied to the Back2Good initiative. To address Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) financial ...

Mar 29, 2017

Federally Funded Cancer Research: Coordination and Innovation

TAKEAWAYS: Research funded by the National Cancer Institute has broad applications for many types of cancer, paving the way to advanced and accessible cancer treatments. Modest investments early in the research process yield substantial long-term results. Reducing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding would negatively impact a generation of research and innovation. The national cancer research infrastructure encourages ...

Mar 28, 2017

Reviewing Challenges in Federal IT Acquisition

PURPOSE: To discuss challenges in the current federal IT acquisition system, best practices from the private sector, and areas for IT acquisition reform. BACKGROUND: The federal government spends over 75 percent of its $80 billion annual IT expenditures to operate legacy IT systems that are inefficient, costly to maintain, and pose security vulnerabilities. The Government Accountability Office designated ...

Mar 28, 2017

Full Committee Business Meeting

Mar 23, 2017

Legislative Proposals for Fostering Transparency

TAKEAWAYS: The Fannie & Freddie Open Records Act of 2017 would allow taxpayers to make Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests while the entities are in conservatorship under the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The Open Government DATA Act gives taxpayers access to federal data, in non-proprietary formats. It ...