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NBC News | Mar 22, 2017

At Facial Recognition Databases Hearing, Congress Attacks FBI

Democrats and Republicans alike hammered the FBI on Wednesday for its use of facial recognition software to identify potential suspects, saying the technology fosters racial bias, leads to arrests of innocent people and trashes Americans' privacy.

Executive Gov | Mar 21, 2017

House Lawmakers Want Info on Disruption of IRS Student Financial Aid Tool

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have urged the Internal Revenue Service to provide information about the outage of a tool used to help students apply for federal financial aid.

Politico | Mar 20, 2017

Chaffetz: Secret Service reforms possible after latest fence jumping incident

That an intruder who jumped the White House fence earlier this month managed to evade the Secret Service for more than 16 minutes could prompt significant reforms for the agency charged with protecting the president, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Monday.

Washington Examiner | Mar 20, 2017

Jason Chaffetz: ‘Big changes’ needed at Secret Service

Rep. Jason Chaffetz thinks the U.S. Secret Service needs to figure out why people are able to jump the fence onto the White House grounds and how one intruder was recently able to wander around for almost 20 minutes.

USA Today | Mar 19, 2017

Man arrested near White House after claiming he had bomb

A Virginia man who allegedly drove a stolen car up to a White House checkpoint and said he had a bomb inside was arrested late Saturday, in what police said was the third White House incident in just over a week.

Associated Press | Mar 17, 2017

Chaffetz: Intruder was able rattle White House door handle

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says an intruder on the White House grounds was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended last week.

New York Times | Mar 17, 2017

White House Fence Jumper Was on Grounds 17 Minutes Before Detection

A California man who climbed over the White House fence last week managed to roam undetected on the grounds for about 17 minutes, as Secret Service agents appeared to ignore several alarms, officials said Friday.

Federal News Radio | Mar 17, 2017

House committee declares ‘big day’ for postal reform

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have lobbied hard for postal reform this year, and have already briefed President Donald Trump about their intention to have a pair of bills arrive on his desk soon.

The Hill | Mar 16, 2017

House panel approves Postal Service finances legislation

The House Oversight Committee on Thursday approved two bipartisan bills aimed at putting the U.S. Postal Service on better financial footing. The committee passed the bills by voice vote.

Washington Post | Mar 14, 2017

Metro Rushed Critical Planning for SafeTrack Project, Federal Auditors Say

Metro failed to adequately plan the launch of its SafeTrack maintenance program, incurring extra costs and adding to headaches for commuters and local elected officials because of the lack of foresight and preparation, federal ­auditors said Tuesday.