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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congress is preparing to hold hearings on profligate spending by the General Services Administration in the wake of reports of lavish spending at a 2010 training conference that led to resignations and firing for several employees.
But Holmes Norton, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the federal workforce, told Francis she fears all GSA employees being tarnished by the actions of a few employees.
Cammie Croft — Director of New Media and Citizen Engagement, Energy Department
The latest “challenge” in the federal government is coming from the Energy Department. The agency announced last week its “Apps for Energy” competition hosted on Challenge.gov. Cammie Croft, the Energy Department’s director of New Media and Citizen Engagement, discusses the challenge,
The challenge will offer as much as $100,000 in cash prizes to application developers that develop apps — for smartphones and tablets — that help people use less energy and save money. The data is provided through the President’s Green Button Initiative.
One of the congressional committee chairs threatening an investigation into the General Services Administration scandal is Sen. Claire McCaskil (D-Mo.). She chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s subcommittee on contracting oversight. The subcommittee’s last hearing, on March 29, focused on contracting costs and how that information is used by government agencies to make decisions about whether work should be performed by federal employees or contractors. Listen to the hearing here:
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