Congress stood up OTA in 1972 as a tech-focused watchdog to serve a complementary oversight role to the Government Accountability Office, but lawmakers in 1995 zeroed out funding for the office.
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress approved its first round of recommendations.
Several retired members of Congress, when asked where it all went wrong, told the committee that staffers need better pay, and Congress as a whole needs a better grasp on technology, among other recommendations.
In today's Federal Newscast, A bipartisan pair of lawmakers want to give some federal employees a new retirement flexibility.
Members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress agree Congress lacks tech oversight capacity to keep an eye on federal agencies, but whether that means bringing back the Office of Technology Assessment, as some lawmakers have suggested, remains unclear.
A new select committee is tasked with finding ways to update how Congress conducts day-to-day business. It has one year to provide recommendations.
Two bills were introduced this week in the House and Senate to combat chaos in federal employee lives triggered by the government shutdown, days away from becoming the longest in history.
After a nearly four-year battle, DoD workers traveling for more than 30 days will get full locality pay.
The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Assistance Transparency Act expands on the DATA Act's standardized federal spending reports.
Democrats and Republicans voiced their concern that EPA's 31 percent cut in funding for fiscal 2018 could do more harm than good, and leave states "holding the bag" for the federal agency.
For the third year in a row, members of the House and Senate are trying to undo an unpopular 2014 DoD policy change that drastically cut reimbursement rates for military members and civilians on long-term travel.
Lawmakers introduced five bills to ensure the readiness of the federal workforce in the face of the hiring freeze or potential furloughs.
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) is introducing the “OPEN Government Data Act,” which he said will make the new default standard for government data an "open" one.
Rep. Derek Kilmer is set to introduce a new bill that would change all references to E-Government administrator to the Federal CIO.