Agency Oversight

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Sometimes bid protests stand a better chance in court than with GAO

A disabled veteran-owned training contractor found out that you can do better protesting an award in the Court of Federal Claims rather than with the Government…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Shalanda Young testifies during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB tells agencies to cooperate with IGs overseeing COVID-19 spending

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House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

OPM bill advances after testy debate, perhaps a foreboding sign for future reform efforts

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)FILE - In this April 5, 2009 file photo, the Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in Washington.  A government audit finds that more than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police. The Health and Human Services inspector general's office faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law that requires nursing homes to immediately notify police.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Data management emerges as a top performance challenge for Health and Human Services

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., is interviewed about the Relay, an electric autonomous vehicle, in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that can seat six and drive itself through the region’s notorious traffic.  State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Connolly introduces new legislation aimed at strengthening OPM

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Federal appeals court upholds USPS regulator’s decision to allow higher mail rates

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VA’s struggling supply chain modernization initiative is under review

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo, shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.All fingers are pointing to Russia as author of the worst-ever hack of U.S. government agencies. But President Donald Trump, long wary of blaming Moscow for cyberattacks has so far been silent. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Car parking is a bugaboo across government, and the NSA is a case in point

Employees at the National Security Agency have been dealing with parking issues for some time. The Office of Inspector General took a look at the situation….

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Agencies entering ‘execution’ phase of Biden’s cyber executive order

Agencies have seen a deluge of new guidance and standards, but a top White House cyber official says it’s time to execute on the EO’s goals.

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FILE - A worker at the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections works to process absentee ballots at the State Farm Arena Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. Texas has become the latest state where Republicans have rolled back access to voting methods that soared in popularity during last year’s pandemic presidential election. Among the most consistent targets of Republican lawmakers this year have been mail-in and early in-person voting, after many states expanded those options to make voting in the presidential election safer amid the coronavirus outbreak.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

USPS regulator hiring chief data officer to optimize performance

Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Michael Kubayanda told senators that the board would work with the CDO to make more USPS performance data more readily available to the public and available in machine-readable formats.

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