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FCW | Dec 8, 2016

Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

Congress wants to make sure agencies are ready to go public with their financial data. For the first time ever, thanks to the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, federal agencies will publish appropriations and spending information in standardized, machine-readable form.

Federal News Radio | Dec 8, 2016

Feds get new administrative leave policy in 2017 NDAA

Federal employees will see new limits in 2017 to the number days they can spend on administrative leave, and agencies will be on a tighter timeline to finish personnel investigations that often stretch on for six to 18 months or longer.

Government Executive | Dec 7, 2016

GOP Lawmakers Say State Department Should Trim Fancy Embassies

After two years’ research, Republicans on the main House oversight panel on Tuesday released a report blasting the State Department for building embassies overseas that “prioritize… architectural significance over security and cost efficiency.”

Washington Examiner | Dec 7, 2016

Experts testify that government keeps too many secrets

The federal government needlessly classifies millions of documents and spends billions doing so, experts told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday.

Washington Examiner | Dec 7, 2016

Experts testify that government keeps too many secrets

Half of all Chief Financial Officers Act agency chief information officers aren’t reporting to the secretary or deputy secretary, a fact Congress and the Government Accountability Office aren't going to let go of anytime soon.

Fed Scoop | Dec 6, 2016

NASA passes, DOT fails in latest FITARA scorecard

After a failing grade from the May round of grading tied to the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, NASA has worked to scrape a pass.

CBS News | Dec 6, 2016

Report details State Department’s hefty spending on U.S. embassies

A House committee says the price of new U.S. embassies will give you sticker shock. CBS News received the draft of the new report on allegations of wasteful spending at the State Department.

The Hill | Dec 2, 2016

Congress rips DC Metro over falsified reports that led to July train derailment

Congress ripped Washington’s Metro transit system Friday for falsifying reports about dangerous track defects that contributed to a train derailment in Northern Virginia this summer.

Government Executive | Dec 2, 2016

Republicans Look to Restrict How Agencies Spend Billions in Collected Fees and Penalties

House Republicans are looking to restrain federal agencies’ latitude in spending money they collect in fees and penalties following their investigation that found the government took in $83 billion from fines and settlements between 2010 and 2015.

Washington Post | Dec 2, 2016

Forest Service slammed over sexual-harassment and civil rights complaints

Members of Congress took the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Forest Service to the woodshed Thursday, following years of sexual harassment and whistleblower retaliation complaints.