In today’s Federal Newscast, acquisition authorities have made a proposed rule final, to keep phony parts out of systems the government buys.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board said it’ll continue its plans to move the international fund to an emerging markets index, despite bipartisan congressional concern that the move would expose employees’ retirement assets to Chinese interests.
Federal agencies and contractors are doing more to avoid using the suspension and debarment process.
After a bipartisan group of senators expressed concern, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is reconsidering its plans to expand the I fund benchmark to emerging markets. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has said he’ll introduce new legislation to prevent the TSP from moving the I fund to this benchmark.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board announced in 2017 it would broaden the I fund’s benchmark to include more emerging markets, including China.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wants the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s inspector general to start an investigation.
Two senators are also questioning the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board’s decision to move the Thrift Savings Plan’s I fund to a new index.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s absence from a fiscal 2020 budget hearing Tuesday struck a nerve with some members of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science and related agencies.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department releases its much anticipated community care standards, which lay out what veterans are allowed to get medical treatment from non-VA doctors.
USCYBERCOM’s top official says agencies understand their roles and responsibilities for cyber defense, but not how to coordinate their responses quickly.