Senators rail against ‘use it or lose it’ spending at end of September
Senators want to ensure that "spending in the last quarter of this fiscal year is not wasteful or abusive."
FITARA enhancements, Hack the DHS bill approved in Senate committee
The committee cleared the way for multiple technology and cyber-based bills to move to the Senate floor.
Bill would turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law
There’s a bill in the works that would codify the U.S. government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law.
DATA Act authors worry about law’s future
Two authors of the law that requires federal agencies to standardize and publish spending information say more work needs to be done to make sure the law doesn’t fall by the wayside when the next administration takes over.
Senators vote to hold Backpage.com in contempt in online sex probe
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved an historic resolution Wednesday, holding the CEO of online classified ad site Backpage.com in contempt of Congress for failing to testify under subpoena last November on the Website's role as a prominent vehicle for child sex trafficking.
Cobert’s OPM nomination moves to Senate floor
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of Beth Cobert's confirmation as director of the Office of Personnel Management. She now faces a vote on the Senate floor.