Mark Meadows

  • House lawmakers say agency oversight of firearms is ‘deplorable’

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee interrogated three federal executives about their firearms management, or lack thereof.

  • Ridesharing gets a Lyft from House lawmakers

    House Lawmakers introduced two bills this week to make rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft reimbursable for federal employees.

  • ‘Complexity’ of 2020 census redesign raises red flags

    The Census Bureau is gearing up for the 2020 count. Bureau officials say they’re hitting milestones thanks to recent software decisions and the hiring of certain IT personnel. But federal auditors say they’ve found flaws in the bureau’s preparation.

  • 3 takeaways from the FITARA 2.0 hearing

    Commerce, Energy, Labor and NASA told House lawmakers how they each are meeting the spirit and intent of the IT reform law.

  • $3.1B IT Modernization Fund: DoA, MIA or alive and kicking?

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing May 25 on legacy IT systems where Federal CIO Tony Scott will have maybe the administration’s best chance to make its case for Congress to support the IT Modernization Fund.

  • What’s the main culprit behind poor employee engagement? It’s complicated

    Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations took the Homeland Security Department to task for six straight years of declining employee engagement scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. DHS is ranked as the worst agency to work for in government.

  • Future of DATA Act implementation a ‘mixed picture’

    Senior officials with the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget say the answer of whether or not the May 2017 full roll-out of the DATA Act is more complicated than a simple yes or no.

  • Taxpayer Advocate bashes IRS vision for more online accounts, fewer in-person services

    The IRS is basing its vision for the future on incorrect assumptions about taxpayers and the services they need, said National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. Tight budgets have squeezed the IRS so far that the agency is getting rid of more in-person customer services in favor of more online accounts.

  • 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.”

  • Federal rules agency lagging in accountability, transparency, lawmakers say

    Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Howard Shelanski defended his office against claims from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members that OIRA doesn’t do enough to communicate with other agencies and with the general public.