A Defense Business Board report remains a thorn in DoD’s side, even as the agency stands to get an additional $54 billion in spending for fiscal 2018.
For all their momentum, the postal reform bills are built on a careful set of compromises, which is why lawmakers from both sides of the aisle issued the same warning at a markup hearing on Thursday: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.
The Government Accountability Office added three new areas to its biennial High-Risk list this year. It also removed one government initiative from the list. The 2020 Census is a new concern for GAO, which said the bureau’s technology plans, budget and timeline are at risk.
Leaders of the bipartisan transparency caucus pledged to work together to restore public trust in open government, and to apply transparency standards evenly across the three branches of government.
Members of the inspectors general community say they are worried about the federal hiring freeze and what it could mean for OIGs efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse.
In the wake of two troubling reports on the work practices of patent examiners, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee defended her agency’s policies and practices before the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.
House Lawmakers introduced two bills this week to make rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft reimbursable for federal employees.
As hearings to consider impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen move forward, two opposing narratives emerge regarding criminal intent, or lack thereof.
Open records watchdogs in Congress say excessive fees, delayed deadlines and overuse of redactions are harming the Freedom of Information Act process.
The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a proposed rule asking for input on how to move the government away from using the proprietary standard or number for uniquely identifying entities receiving federal awards provided for decades by Dun & Bradstreet.
The Treasury Department is looking for more feedback on USASpending.gov, an online portal that documents agencies’ financial information. It’s one step Treasury is taking to help agencies implement the DATA Act.
The Fair Chance Act would stop federal employers and federal contractors from asking about criminal history information until the final stages of the hiring process.
The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.
This year’s attempt to overhaul the the Freedom of Information Act would give the Office of Government Information Services the independence to report directly to Congress on FOIA issues. Without that, OGIS is ‘neither an independent watchdog or overseer,’ according to its just-retired director.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican investigation faults senior IRS officials in the mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, but could find no link to the White…