Jose Serrano

  • Congress concerned as 2020 Census costs jump 27 percent, testing schedule lags

    Only 8 out of 44 systems for the 2020 Census’ practice run in Rhode Island have been tested to date, the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers Wednesday.

  • Pay raise on track, but White House seeks to derail IRS budget cuts

    The White House has threatened to veto a fiscal 2017 spending bill that would further cut the Internal Revenue Service’s budget by $236 million.

  • Pay raise intact in House 2017 appropriations bill

    Federal employees are one-step closer to a 1.6 percent pay raise in 2017 as the $21.7 billion Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill passed out of subcommittee.

  • FBI headquarters project in danger of repeating past failures?

    Congress warned the General Services Administration must find a good deal, meet financial and security requirements and remain fair when choosing a site to build a new FBI headquarters. Lawmakers say they are not underestimating the importance of FBI consolidation but are looking for more details as GSA finalizes funding and projects its cost savings for the development.

  • IRS looking to strengthen IT, customer service in fiscal 2017

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen pledged improved customer service, tougher enforcement and stronger cybersecurity for the agency as it looks for $11.8 billion in 2017 funding.

  • Kundra pitches more budget authority for CIOs

    The federal CIO told House lawmakers that one major reason IT projects fail is the lack of authority agency technology executives have over spending. Kundra said as part of the 25-point IT reform plan, OMB is restricting the roles of all major agency CIOs. He said the Interior Department is the model, and HHS is next.