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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NPR | Apr 27, 2017

Michael Flynn Is The Subject Of A Pentagon Investigation

The Pentagon is investigating whether Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after retiring from the service, according to a letter written by the Department of Defense's acting inspector general to House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

USA Today | Apr 27, 2017

Pentagon opens probe of Michael Flynn, fired national security adviser

Michael Flynn, who was fired as President Trump’s national security adviser, is now under investigation by the Pentagon Inspector General and had failed to inform Defense Department officials about seeking payments from foreign governments, according to the Defense Department and documents released Thursday.