House approves overtime for Secret Service agents on campaign trail
The House easily approved legislation on Wednesday to provide overtime pay for Secret Service agents who protected candidates during this year’s presidential campaign.
Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told the General Services Administration to make sure the contractors in the agency’s primary supplier database aren't behind on their federal taxes even as they compete for and win new government contracts.
Rebates to pharmacy benefit managers are a hidden contributor to high drug prices
In the furor over high drug prices, both Congress and the media have largely focused on the role played by drug companies such as Turing Pharmaceuticals, Valeant, and Mylan.
House Oversight Panel Schedules Hearings on Long-Term Care, DEA Confidential Source Program
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have scheduled a hearing on long-term healthcare premium increases and the DEA's oversight in its confidential source program.
Postal Reform Could Re-Emerge in the Lame Duck Congress
Lawmakers are preparing to bring renewed attention to U.S. Postal Service reform in the lame-duck session of Congress, though in a challenge that will sound all too familiar to advocates for change, scores of members from both parties are already sounding the alarm about their concerns with current legislation.
NASA’s ongoing cyber woes prompts Administrator, CEO meeting
NASA Chief Information Officer Renee Wynn told House lawmakers Nov. 16 that its troubled Agency Consolidated End-user Services (ACES) contract is getting back on track through regular meetings and holding Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (HPES) more accountable for fixing long-term problems.
Watchdogs concerned as census dress rehearsal approaches
With eight months remaining before the Census Bureau undertakes its dress rehearsal for the 2020 decennial headcount, watchdogs have expressed concerns about the enumeration's large-scale changes, untested IT systems and the recent decision to cancel several tests scheduled for next year.
Federal CIOs tell Congress: We want power to halt contracts
Federal agency CIOs ought to have the authority to stop major IT procurements if they have concerns about cybersecurity, lawmakers were told by agency executives Wednesday.
The troubled lives of Secret Service agents
This is a story about the troubled lives of Secret Service agents.