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The Hill | May 10, 2017

Chaffetz asks Justice Department to investigate Comey firing

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is calling for the Justice Department's inspector general to look into the circumstances surrounding President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. "Previously I asked Inspector General Horowitz to review the FBI’s actions in advance of the 2016 election," Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in a

Washington Post | May 9, 2017

Grassley, Chaffetz rebuke HHS secretary for muzzling agency employees

Two Republican lawmakers charged with conducting government oversight sharply rebuked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday for curtailing his employees’ ability to communicate directly with Congress and suggested that the move violates federal law. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and House Oversight and ...

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.