The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s independent watchdog has cleared Secretary Ben Carson of any misconduct in connection with the order of a dining room set for his office.
Monday was Federal Day at the Innovative Housing Showcase, and for more details, HUD Secretary Ben Carson joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Federal Newscast, three years after OPM’s data breach, members of the House Oversight Committee say the agency still hasn’t done much to modernize its IT.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson sought to reassure House lawmakers Tuesday about the decision-making that led to the purchase of a now-infamous $31,000 dining set at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.
AFGE and NFFE say they have not had a substantive seat at the table during the drafting of HUD’s reform plans.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) blasted a recent opinion from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which urges executive branches to respond only to inquires from congressional committee chairman. Some Cabinet-level secretaries have said they would not abide by the OLC policy.
Cabinet secretaries, many of whom are newcomers to government, say they’re impressed by the dedication and hard work they’ve seen from colleagues at the career levels of their agencies within the first 100 days of the Trump administration. They offered their congratulations to the 26 finalists of the Partnership for Public Service’s prestigious Service to America Medals.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been sitting on bids from three vendors for a $40 million systems integration contract for more than nine months without any real updates, and now three lawmakers are asking why.
The high paced level of activity this past week centered on the still-sketchy 2018 budget under preparation by the Trump administration. Balancing the big increase the president wants for the Defense Department are cuts averaging 10 percent for civilian agencies.