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December 14, 2016 In The News

The only sitting member in the House of Representatives to have served in the CIA is advising fellow lawmakers to tread carefully with the information they collect during ongoing investigations focused on Russian hacking related to the recent presidential campaign.

December 14, 2016 In The News

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar will be in Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, Dec. 15, to promote the passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act.

December 14, 2016 In The News

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has spurred numerous congressional investigations as head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but with Republicans set up to control each branch of government, the GOP may have no need for his tactics.

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December 14, 2016 In The News

As one of Congress’ chief inquisitors, Jason Chaffetz shot to national prominence using the same playbook that has worked for both parties — he relentlessly investigated the opposition. 

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December 13, 2016 In The News

The Social Security Administration was one of the first groups in government to adopt a big-data approach to operations. 

Once an international leader in cutting-edge technology, the administration was “pushing the edge,” said the agency’s chief information officer, Robert Klopp. “IBM was scrambling to make systems big enough to solve the complex problems we’d pose.” 

December 12, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd has more reason than most to resent the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The group just spent a boatload of money in an unsuccessful attempt to end his congressional career.

December 12, 2016 In The News

It’s easy to focus on agency grades and lawmakers’ praise and/or outrage during the twice-a-year hearing as part of overseeing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its biannual session Dec. 6, where we heard mostly good news with 12 agencies improving their grades and 11 agencies earning the same grade as last time.

December 10, 2016 In The News

A bill Congress approved this week would have a huge economic impact on the border city of El Paso, Texas.

It’s called the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act and it’s meant to decrease the wait times for commercial vehicles trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

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December 8, 2016 In The News

The fate of legislation to address the modernization of legacy IT systems across the government is up in the air, but IT leaders at the Office of Personnel Management and the IRS have indicated recently that there are many ways to make progress.

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December 8, 2016 In The News

Congress last graded agencies on their implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) in May, and since then all but one agency maintained or improved their score overall.  

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