Agencies have been reimbursing companies for executive compensation since the Clinton administration. What started as an effort to persuade contractors to stick with the federal market during a time of private-sector economic boom has continued and the cap on the amount paid has risen inexorably, leading to an increasingly loud clamor for reform.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee tries to build a broader constituency for his bipartisan open data legislation.
Half a year into his second term, President Obama has not nominated candidates for many positions, and some he has put forward have not been confirmed, research shows.
Senate also confirms two OMB nominees.
Technical guidance for iris recognition -- something lawmakers have demanded for more than a year -- to be released in July.
CIO Teri Takai takes heat on the Hill from lawmakers who want the process of releasing radio spectrum to industry to move faster.
The legislative director for Rep. Mac Thornberry, (R-Texas), has the job of helping call attention to the growing threats to government and private networks.
The IRS's Gregory Roseman invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in the face of congressional questioning about work given to a business that claimed HUBZone status -- since revoked -- and service-disabled veteran-owned preference based on the owner's 1984 sports injury.
Contracts based on energy savings could aid the optimization of data centers, but the OMB put a hold on the first such effort was to begin, raising senator's concerns.
Montana's junior senator has taken the helm of a new subcommittee overseeing the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs.
GSA's acting administrator has just one hurdle left before getting the job on a permanent basis.
Wyden, Grassley re-introduce bipartisan bill to establish database for Medicare information.