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Committee to reform House is off to a running start in the 117th Congress

Washington Rep. Derek Kilmer, chairman of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin for an update.

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House Modernization Committee issues last round of recommendations

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House Modernization Committee approves continuity of operations recommendations

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Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., left, speaks with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Will the coronavirus be the push Congress needs to modernize long-standing inefficiencies?

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A workman walks through the empty corridors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill as lawmakers negotiate on the emergency coronavirus response legislation, in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Modernization committee leaders weigh in on continuity of operations, reopening

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover headquarter building in Washington. An FBI terrorism investigation that concluded last week with a 20-year prison sentence is atypical since it involves a defendant in the United States receiving funds from abroad to commit an attack locally.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

GAO says GSA is underreporting how much it spent on federal real estate

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office found the agencies excluded more than $271 million in building costs per year, between…

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FILE - This March 6, 2016, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, shows the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) sails in the South China Sea. Taiwan says the U.S. Navy is free to sail through its strait after an American warship did so shortly following warnings from Beijing against foreign interference in its relationship with the island. Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet, said the

More improvements needed to the Navy’s training for driving ships

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office said there are still some issues with the training of sailors in charge of driving ships.

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House IG tells committee to consider ‘tremendous opportunity’ to centralize IT services

The House inspector general told the committee negotiating larger purchases with a smaller number of vendors would allow members to leverage their buying power and reduce costs.

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