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Sep 30, 2015

Status of Toll Interoperability

PURPOSE: To determine the status of national tolling interoperability. To identify what remains to be done in order to develop, implement, and operate a national tolling system – as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). BACKGROUND: Enacted in 2012, MAP-21 made significant changes to the tolling provisions that reinforce the encouragement of high-occupancy toll ...

Sep 29, 2015

Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding

TAKEAWAYS: Planned Parenthood does not need federal subsidies. Planned Parenthood is self-sustaining. Reported revenue of $1.3 billion in their most recent annual report. Reported $127 million in net income and reported holding $1.4 billion in assets for 2013-2014. Salaries at Planned ...

Sep 22, 2015

The State of the Cloud

  PURPOSE: • To explore the financial and technological benefits of cloud computing. • To examine the current challenges agencies face in adopting cloud solutions for their information technology requirements. • To provide an opportunity for private sector experts to brief members on the benefits and challenges of cloud computing solutions, including access to ...

Sep 17, 2015

Federal Air Marshal Service: Oversight

TAKEAWAYS: • Recent allegations of misconduct from Federal Air Marshals agents stationed in Chicago include agents hiring prostitutes, and using their government issued phones and other assets to film sexual encounters. • In addition to the Chicago incident, multiple individuals are also under investigation for misconduct at the Federal Air Marshal agency. • FAMS officials believe they have appropriate authority to discipline their agents when misconduct occurs. • More ...

Sep 17, 2015

EPA’s Animas Spill

TAKEAWAYS: EPA’s claim that the spill was the result of natural causes is false. Years of

Sep 10, 2015

GSA: Army Fee Assistance

TAKEAWAYS: • The Army’s decision to transition the administration of its childcare program from a contractor to the General Service Administration (GSA) increased the net costs by over 50 percent, ...

Sep 9, 2015

Violence on the Border: Keeping U.S. Personnel Safe