House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

  • Overview: the state of federal contracting

    How will the federal government strengthen the procurement system? The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement recently held a hearing on this topic. Subcommittee Chairwoman Diane Watson (D-Ca.) joins…

  • Stimulus: Is it…stimulating?

    A House committee got its latest progress report on the economic stimulus program yesterday. The testimony paints a decidedly mixed picture about whether or not the $787 billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working the way the White House has planned.

  • Domestic partner benefits: management vs. morals

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  • Federal News Countdown for April 16th

    My countdown of the three biggest news stories of the week, as chosen by experts on the Federal government

  • Bill would create White House cyber office

    Reps. Langevin and McCaul introduce legislation that takes into account many of the recommendations of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President. The White House cyber office would have full policy and budget authority over all civilian agencies.

  • House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

    Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

  • GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

    Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

  • Congressman Towns: Networx ‘good deal’ wasted

    Chairman says government buying power should be saving taxpayers money; instead, dollars are wasted because of implementation delays.

  • House panel gets cloud computing lowdown

    Despite the potential benefits, a congressional watchdog warns that a more detailed game plan is needed to cover security and procedural concerns about cloud computing voiced by federal agencies themselves.

  • Senate to hold hearing on DoD plans to axe JFCOM

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.