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Jun 25, 2015

A Review of Veterans Affairs Major Lease Procurement

 PURPOSE: To review the process by which Veterans Affairs (VA) leases outpatient clinics. To identify efficiencies that will benefit veterans who seek access to nearby, modern medical facilities through the examination of specific cases, such as the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic of St. Johns County, Florida.

Jun 25, 2015

IRS: TIGTA Update Part II

PURPOSE: To focus on the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s (TIGTA) findings with respect to Lois Lerner’s recovered e-mails and ...

Jun 24, 2015

OPM Data Breach: Part II

PURPOSE: To provide Members an opportunity to gain additional information on the security of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) information systems and the data it is entrusted to protect. To examine OPM compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).   BACKGROUND: On June 4, OPM announced a data breach and its plan to notify approximately 4 million individuals whose ...

Jun 19, 2015

Operation Something Bruin

Jun 17, 2015

A Review of the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration

PURPOSE: To examine the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) implementation of the President’s executive actions on immigration. To review the approval of benefits to aliens unlawfully ...

Jun 17, 2015

Drones: The Next Generation of Commerce?

PURPOSE: To discuss the challenges and economic impact of regulating emerging technology for personal and commercial uses, as well as the privacy concerns inherent with the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles, referred to as “drones.”   BACKGROUND: On February 15, 2015 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a proposed rule on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The ...

Jun 16, 2015

Fair Competition in International Shipping

PURPOSE: To examine the Universal Postal Union (UPU) terminal dues rate setting structure and process to better understand the challenges facing the United States, the inequities that result from the current system, and opportunities for reform. BACKGROUND: Established in 1874, the UPU coordinates international postal policies and ...

Jun 16, 2015

OPM: Data Breach

PURPOSE: To provide Members an opportunity to gain information on the nature and extent of the recent U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach. To discuss federal agency compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). BACKGROUND: On

Jun 11, 2015

Examining Fraud, Waste, and Abuse at the Export-Import Bank

PURPOSE: To examine fraud, waste, and abuse at the Bank and the Inspector General’s efforts to address deficiencies with the Bank’s management and internal controls. To follow up on findings from the

Jun 10, 2015

The Federal Information Technology Reform Act’s Role in Reducing IT Acquisition Risk

PURPOSE: To assess how Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) implementation may address IT acquisition risks and impact federal IT acquisition. BACKGROUND: The hearing will examine the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2015 designation of IT acquisition as high risk and implementation of FITARA. The Subcommittees plan to review the high risk factors identified by GAO in IT ...