Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) / Photo: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Oversight Chairman Gowdy won't seek reelection

After a short stint holding the House Oversight and Government Reform gavel, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced plans to leave Congress.

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Can DHS purchase innovation?

At a reverse industry day, representatives from DHS and industry discussed what's keeping government from innovating.

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IG: DHS isn't tracking problem contractors

DHS needs a better system to track barred and suspended contractors, according to a new report from the agency's watchdog.

President Trump at his 2018 State of the Union Address

Trump: Expand VA's firing authority governmentwide

In his State of the Union, President Trump touted the Department of Veterans Affairs' use of new power to terminate low-performing employees, and wants Congress to expand the measure to cover all agencies.

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There's no MOS for cloud

The Department of Defense's road to cloud has been bumpy, exposing weak points in skillsets and education that the services are quickly trying to rectify.

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Will the Coast Guard go commercial on health records?

After spending seven years and almost $60 million on a failed electronic health records system, the Coast Guard is back to using paper. Many lawmakers are urging a commercial solution.

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White House continues push for access to overseas data

A new legal framework would allow the U.S. government to access data stored abroad by American companies.


Critical Census test to start on schedule, as long as the government doesn't shut down

Despite its unconfirmed budget and the possibility of another shutdown, the Census Bureau is moving ahead with its plans to conduct its critical dress rehearsal on time.

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Regulating, securing IoT market remains a work in progress

From securing personal data to stopping botnets, there's a global race to regulate smart devices. How to do so remains elusive.

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Security clearance process deemed 'high-risk' by GAO

The Government Accountability Office has added the governmentwide security clearance process to its list of government programs most in need of reform.

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Are RFIs a waste of time and money?

Vendors expend valuable resources on market research efforts for agencies, without knowing whether there's a business opportunity in the offing.

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GAO to investigate bot-driven net neutrality comments

The congressional watchdog looks to take on the FCC's electronic filing system and the possible widespread of use bots to flood the system.

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