Congress tackles major privacy, surveillance issues
Wyden and House Oversight Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, also have introduced the GPS Act to rein in the ability of government agencies to use electronic tracking devices known as "stingrays" to monitor someone's location through their cellphones or fitness bracelets. Police use the devices to keep track of suspected criminals but sweep up data from scores of innocent people in the process.
Study Confirms Conventional Wisdom: Legacy Federal IT Breeds Cybersecurity Risks
Upgrading outdated technology systems can improve agencies’ security, according to an academic study.
Small Agency Takes Heat for Steep Drop in Employee Satisfaction Scores
The chairman of a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Thursday grilled the managing director of the Surface Transportation Board about the agency’s precipitous drop in scores on the annual survey of federal employees’ job satisfaction.
Trump should fire IRS commissioner, lawmakers demand
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and 37 House members sent the letter, which accused Koskinen’s of providing false testimony to Congress and obstructing the congressional investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative political groups.
Subcommittee Weighs Iran’s Nuclear Threat
At a House subcommittee meeting Wednesday, the deep partisan divisions over the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal were on display once again as Republican-selected witnesses criticized the deal as allowing Iran to continue its nuclear capabilities and destabilizing the region.
What will it take to make feds happy?
Federal employee global satisfaction scores have risen for consecutive years, but lawmakers still think there's a long way to go in improving workforce engagement, as well as the survey that provides the data.
Louisiana flood response blasted by Congress after state, FEMA ‘fell on its face,’ lawmaker says
Tension over Louisiana's recovery from last year's catastrophic floods became the focus of a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with Republican congressmen repeatedly taking aim at Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears
Database contains photos of half of US adults without consent, and algorithm is wrong nearly 15% of time and is more likely to misidentify black people.
Chaffetz Won’t Be Trump’s ‘Cheerleader,’ Will Investigate The Presiden Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/24/chaffetz-wont-be-trumps-cheerleader-will-investigate-the-president/#ixzz4cYftuua3
President Donald Trump may have a Republican majority in Congress, but that doesn’t mean his administration will be free from investigation, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.