Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas, May 2, 2019. A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Senators warn USPS, CBP fall short on legislation to stop opioids in the mail

Two senators remain concerned these agencies haven’t done more to tighten the flow of drugs, such as fentanyl, from coming into the United States, despite…

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(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)FILE - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on unaccompanied minors at the southern border, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Portman announced earlier this year that he would not run again. The Senate primary in Ohio is still a year away, but Republican contenders already are working furiously to cast themselves as Trump's favorite in the open race. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)

Senators see room in FedRAMP bill to address supply chain security threats

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 19, 2017, file photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass.  A new report by a global media consortium that expands the known target list of the Israeli hacker-for-hire firm NSO Group’s military-grade spyware provoked alarm Monday, July 19, 2021,  among human rights and press freedom activists. They decried the near-complete absence of regulation of commercial surveillance tools.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

When it come to defending against Chinese cyber espionage, agencies are a step behind

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/demaerre)Female doctor holding a piggy bank: health insurance, medical expenses and tax concept

Postal reform bill could raise health premiums for federal workers, employee group warns

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(Greg Nash/Pool via AP)Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Congress makes government overlap, duplication problems worse, senator says

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Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, Ronald Stroman, Kiran Ahuja

Senate committee advances Ahuja’s nomination for OPM director

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director, appears before a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ahuja vows to bring stable leadership to OPM after years of turnover at the top

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(Joshua Roberts/Pool via AP)Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security, testifies in Washington

White House reviewing National Cyber Director role as Congress presses for governmentwide leadership

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee pressed OMB, CISA and FBI officials the SolarWinds attack and who is ultimately accountable…

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(Jim Watson/Pool via AP)Committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on

New House bill attempts to make presidential records more easily searchable

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced new legislation designed to make presidential records more easily searchable…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Shalanda Young testifies during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB nominees pledge to break down federal hiring barriers

President Joe Biden’s choices to lead the Office of Management and Budget described several top priorities at their nomination hearing on Thursday, including a focus on creating a more diverse recruitment pool and inspiring more people to serve in the federal government.

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