Reaction over the president's new executive order on the creation of a new Schedule F for certain policy-making positions ranges from "forget it!" to "finally!"
Members of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission urge Congress to pass legislation that would bring back and strengthen the national cybersecurity coordinator position the White House scrapped two years ago.
The Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act would extend the probationary period for most federal employees and senior executives from one years to two.
House oversight members said they want help give agency inspectors general all the tools they need to do thorough work.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also approved two-year probationary periods for federal employees.
Zero tracking, limited oversight, and a loss of institutional knowledge all contributed to the Small Business Administration's failed VERA/VSIP program three years ago.