The 115th Congress is coming fast out of the starting blocks. Plans for this week include no less than nine hearings on nominations for the Trump administration in addition to repealing the Affordable Care Act. It’s already passed some bills changing the lives off federal employees. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the latest.
President Obama’s 2.1 percent pay hike may be the last feds see for awhile from Congress, says Jeff Neal, former DHS chief human capital officer.
A declassified report the intelligence community is set to release to Congress and the public next week on alleged Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election will assert that cyber attacks were only one part of a complex and adeptly executed information campaign — one that the nation’s top intelligence officer says the U.S. is inadequately equipped to counter.
Donald Trump is objecting to the move by House Republicans to eviscerate the independent Office of Congressional Ethics
The first order of business for the 115th Congress will be conducting confirmation hearings for some of Trump’s nominees and addressing the repeal of Obamacare.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) raises questions about safeguards for congressional staffers against retaliatory criminal referrals initiated by the executive branch.
2016 was a busy year for agency oversight. Congress wanted to know about potholes and detours on the road to DATA Act implementation and demanded answers and accountability from departments with “toxic work cultures.” Federal News Radio’s Meredith Somers tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the progress agencies made toward their 2016 goals and the challenges they’ll face in 2017.
The Government Accountability Office found three common themes for how the EPA, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Employment and Training Administration dealt with decreases in new money over a five-year period.
The latest scorecard for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act revealed progress and lingering problems for government agencies. Department CIOs say at its heart the law is a good thing, but the scorecard could use some improvement of its own.
National Guard officials say dozens of people have been punished over a scandal that forced thousands of soldiers to have to repay their enlisted bonuses. But only one has been sent to jail. Congress held its first oversight hearing on the issue yesterday.
Leadership is changing in six congressional committees with jurisdictions that could affect the way feds do business governmentwide.
Beyond the federal scorecard, DHS and State provide details on how IT reforms are impacting their respective agencies.
There are still struggles with parts of the DATA Act implementation, but Treasury and Office of Management and Budget officials say they are working with large agencies and federal auditors to problem solve ahead of the May 2017 deadline.
Congress has moved one step closer to authorizing the funds for a new FBI headquarters, but the General Services Administration must still finalize the location of the new campus.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released its third report card on agency progress in implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and found 12 improved their grades, 11 stayed the same and one dropped.