James Lankford

Lankford: There shouldn’t be one federal wastebook. ‘There should be 535’

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) has cataloged some of the federal government’s spending on usual or duplicative programs through the annual release of “Federal…

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GAO: Agencies not using performance data to decide policy, budget changes

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Random audits would close gaps in security clearance process

The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2013 requires the Office of Personnel Management to implement an enhanced security clearance system. Under the system,…

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DoD gave security clearances to thousands of ‘federal tax cheats’

About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors, who held or were determined eligible for a security clearance, owed more than $730 million in…

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Senators back OFPP nominee, lambast OMB over communication breakdowns

Anne Rung, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, detailed her three major priorities should the Senate confirm her. Lawmakers press Rung on improving communication between OMB and Congress, and how best to deal with the multi-sector workforce.

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