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USA Today | Apr 12, 2017

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.

Fed Tech | Apr 12, 2017

Study Confirms Conventional Wisdom: Legacy Federal IT Breeds Cybersecurity Risks

Upgrading outdated technology systems can improve agencies’ security, according to an academic study.

Government Executive | Apr 7, 2017

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.

Fox News | Apr 7, 2017

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.

US News | Apr 6, 2017

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.

Federal Computer Week | Apr 6, 2017

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.

The Advocate | Apr 5, 2017

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.

The Guardian | Mar 27, 2017

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.

Daily Caller | Mar 24, 2017

Chaffetz Won’t Be Trump’s ‘Cheerleader,’ Will Investigate The Presiden Read more:

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.

Federal Times | Mar 23, 2017

With DATA Act reports looming, transparency advocates pitch the next big thing

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee weighed the legislative merits of several transparency measures in a March 23 hearing, and DATA Act supporters are backing a bill to put analytics on a bigger stage.