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  • Internet Governance
    Shutterstock image (by Jozsef Bagota): Global networks.

    Does the U.S. have new clout over the global internet?

    A former NTIA administrator told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that the handover of internet address book functions to an international group gives the administration new bargaining cred. 02/02/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
    David Shulkin USH VA

    Shulkin pledges no 'learning curve' as VA secretary

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee conducted a bipartisan hearing to elevate current VA Undersecretary for Health to lead the agency, while elsewhere in the legislative chamber, panels were at odds over other Trump cabinet picks. 02/01/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image (by gyn9037): High voltage towers, electricity infrastructure.

    How cyber info sharing helps keep the lights on

    At a House hearing, electricity industry reps said that information sharing between private sector and government is essential to mitigating cyber threats. 02/01/2017

  • Congress
    US Capitol

    House approves raft of DHS bills

    The House of Representatives passed package of bills covering a range of homeland security issues, from cybersecurity to border security and acquisition. 02/01/2017

  • man planning layoffs

    House Dems want details on transition team threats to oust IGs

    Two members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want answers from the White House about reports that Trump officials told agency watchdogs to start looking for new jobs. 01/31/2017

  • Workforce
    Gerry Connolly_2015 Eagle

    Connolly looks to give feds a pay raise

    For the fourth year running, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has introduced legislation aimed at restoring "years of lost wage increases" for federal employees. 01/31/2017

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image. Copyright Mikhail Kolesnikov.

    House Oversight to tackle IT and workforce, but probably not Trump's potential conflicts

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a work plan for the 115th Congress that includes key reauthorizations and IT oversight, but Democrats on the panel wanted to hear more about President Trump's finances. 01/31/2017

  • Congress

    Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

    Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity. 01/26/2017

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

    Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget. 01/25/2017

  • Transition
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    More macroeconomics than management at Mulvaney hearings

    Two Senate panels grilled President Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but the focus was on high-level spending issues rather than the nitty-gritty of governance. 01/24/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

    Chaffetz backs Trump's tough line on feds

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sketched his priorities for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but Democrats want to see a formal plan. 01/24/2017

  • Intelligence
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Rep. Will Hurd R-Texas

    Pompeo confirmed as CIA head, Hurd to HPSCI

    The Senate voted largely along party lines to confirm Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Rep. Will Hurd, a former CIA agent and cyber expert will replace Pompeo on the House Intelligence Committee. 01/24/2017

  • Innovation
    Obama and Biden at the Trump inaugural

    Obama codifies PIF program on last morning in office

    President Obama signed a bill making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government, during his last hours in office. 01/20/2017

  • Workforce
    Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce. 01/20/2017

  • Oversight
    GAO Seal

    GAO reports billions in savings linked to oversight efforts

    In its end of the year summary, the Government Accountability Office reported billions of dollars in federal savings and progress in addressing its management challenges. 01/19/2017

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