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Senate Wrangles Over Proposed Changes to GAO

Current budget proposals strike hard at Congress’ investigative agency, the Government Accountability Office, and its defenders are rallying against the widespread layoffs and regional office closures they say such cuts would cause. The agency has identified billions of dollars in savings in recent years, but its operational budget may be cut …

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FEMA IT Problems Not Fixed, Senators Say

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn., and ranking member Susan Collins, R-Maine, sent a letter Tuesday to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, saying its disaster response system is undermined by its poor information technology management. The letter comes after a recent report by the Department …

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Regulatory Reform up for Debate

Following the release earlier this week of President Barack Obama’s Executive Order aiming to cut back on out-of-date and onerous federal agency regulations, the reviews from across the political sphere are coming in. Inside the Beltway, there was a rare hint of bipartisanship for the proposal. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) …

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WikiLeaks Disclosures Draw Ire of US, World Leaders

The latest round of WikiLeaks disclosures has been roundly criticized by U.S. officials. The leaked material, consisting of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, some of which were classified, portrayed what The Christian Science Monitor called the “rough workings of diplomacy.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who The Washington Post …

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State Department Amps Up Passport Fraud Detection

Following a Government Accountability Office investigation that uncovered weaknesses in the State Department’s ability to detect fraudulent passport application, legislators introduced the Passport Identity Verification Act yesterday during a Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security hearing. Subcommittee Chairman Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and …

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John Pistole: ‘I am dedicated to leading TSA to the next level’

As the White House’s third nominee to lead the TSA, John Pistole delivered his remarks in front of legislators during a Senate hearing yesterday. Pistole spoke of plans to strengthen the safety of international aviation, public transportation, the advancement of TSA’s mission and collaboration with Congress. His extensive background and …

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Lieberman Wants More Staff for E-Gov Office, OFPP

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) wants to increase the size of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of E-Government and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and he is asking the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government for $6 million to do so. …

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Cloud Computing Put on Hold

Cloud computing decisions are currently being put on hold. This is due to the fact that there have been delays to switching to new services. According to NextGov, the cloud computing has been put on hold because agency officials want to wait until they are at least halfway through the …

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