John Mica

  • ‘Progressive discipline’ needed to address management issues at NPS

    The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General says the National Park Service is not properly handling employee mismanagement related to dozens of sexual harassment complaints, ethics violations and procurement misconduct.

  • House investigation reaches top of the TSA food chain

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continued their investigation of the Transportation Security Administration, this time hearing from Administrator Peter Neffenger and Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth.

  • Whistleblowers confirm lawmakers’ concerns about abuses of power at TSA

    Lawmakers’ concerns about abuses of power at the Transportation Security Administration have been supported by whistleblowers’ testimony.

  • DoD, IRS, HHS target of federal audit on inefficient and wasteful agencies

    The Government Accountability Office’s sixth annual report on “fragmentation, overlap and duplication,” put the spotlight once again on the DoD, Treasury Department the Department of Health and Human Services for the “significant opportunities for cost savings and revenue enhancement [that] exist in these three areas.”

  • Bonuses for CIOs, other executives on cyber hot seat

    Other agency CIOs should take notice for how House lawmakers focused on the $250,000 paid to the Education Department CIO despite what they call poor overall performance, most specifically around cybersecurity.

  • Data at the heart of OMB’s latest office space reduction goals

    Over the last two years, agencies have done a better job collecting information about their real property holdings. The Office of Management and Budget hopes that now can lead the government to better decision making. But Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to add “more teeth” to the government’s property disposal process.

  • Despite Obama directive, agencies maintain ad-hoc approach to unclassified information

    Congressional report points to misuse of TSA’s “sensitive security information” designation for unclassified agency data.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – February 18, 2014

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – February 14, 2014

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Reduced conference spending could save government $500M each year

    Increased oversight and tighter controls have led to a nearly 90 percent drop in conference spending since 2010 at four agencies. The reductions could amount to $500 million in annual savings across the government.