On the hunch it lacked sufficient science and technology advice, Congress turned to the National Academy of Public Administration to come up with options.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office found the agencies excluded more than $271 million in building costs per year, between fiscal 2015 through 2018.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, says as cyber threats become more sophisticated, bringing back the cyber coordinator role is even more important.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill in the House would replace the Windfall Elimination Provision which currently cuts Social Security benefits for federal retirees who worked in a private sector job and also receive a government pension.
Congress stood up OTA in 1972 as a tech-focused watchdog to serve a complementary oversight role to the Government Accountability Office, but lawmakers in 1995 zeroed out funding for the office.
The founding fathers could never have imagined the technologies that drive today’s United States. But a lot is happening fast.
In today’s Federal Newscast, amid shrinking budgets and workforce cuts, the IRS has also seen a reduction in tax enforcement.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress introduced a bill to allow military servicemembers to sue the DoD for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
Congress killed off the Office of Technology Assessment in the mid-90s, but members of the House Appropriations Committee have taken the first step toward bringing it back. The committee, in a draft of the fiscal…
Members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress agree Congress lacks tech oversight capacity to keep an eye on federal agencies, but whether that means bringing back the Office of Technology Assessment, as some lawmakers have suggested, remains unclear.