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Cyber attack on government contractor exposes undercover agents
Multiple undercover investigators had their personal data exposed to hackers after a cyber attack struck a key contractor of the Department of Homeland Security in early August.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Gowdy hires retired Army 3-star for Benghazi probe
The former top lawyer for the Army will be chief counsel for Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
The Washington Post
Vetsa preference for federal jobs confusing
Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about the federal workplace that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
News could give agencies clues about federal contractors
The White House is urging contracting officers at agencies across the federal government to review news coverage as they vet companies competing for federal contracts.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Cops Shoot 19-Year-Old San Jose Woman After Mistaking Power Drill For ...
While the mainstream media is trying to fit surveillance video purporting to show Michael Brown robbing a convenience store of some cigars into the various narratives it's been constructing since protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, propelled the police shooting of an unarmed Brown into the national news cycle.
Obama Taking Brief Vacation Break, 'Please Delete This Email'...
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Cummings Praises Change in Police Tactics in Ferguson
Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Friday praised a change in police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., that was followed, finally, by a peaceful night in the troubled St. Louis suburb.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Will Closed-Door Benghazi Hearings Keep the Circus Away?
Rep. Trey Gowdy was bombarded with requests from fellow Republicans, eager to take part in the latest congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds
Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station Monday morning to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects - pointing to Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime example of the need.
The Baltimore Sun
Keeping the momentum [Commentary]
Every so often, there is reason to cheer a little louder both within the gates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London , Conn., and 350 miles down Interstate 95 at the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. This year, the academy had a banner admissions class, enrolling 256 highly qualified, bright-eyed cadets who took their oaths ... (more)
The Washington Post
Lawmakers back IGs concerned about access to records
The top members of the House and Senate oversight committees have come out in support of the inspectors general who raised concerns last week about timely access to agency records during investigations.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Six years later, Social Security computer system still in design phase
An independent analysis commissioned by the agency found that the project has been mismanaged and poorly executed.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Whatever Happened to the Benghazi Select Committee?
Friday will mark exactly three months since House Republicans, with great fanfare, voted to impanel the Select Committee on Benghazi a tribunal charged with uncovering the truth behind the 2012 terrorist attack after five other congressional committees had apparently fallen short.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Visits may strengthen move to preserve ...
Those two Utah Republicans, the governor and a member of Congress, have done a good thing by trying to engage, rather than simply vilify, members of the other party as they discuss the future of public lands in Utah.
Bill would provide veterans with extra sick leave
Rep. Stephen Lynch has introduced legislation that would offer disabled veterans who serve as federal employees with extra time off to seek medical care.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
In our opinion: Congressional 'exchange visits' can lift, enlighten
Utah Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, left, takes in an evening cruise on the Colorado River in Moab with U.S. Congressmen Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
The Daily Caller
Company That Did Background Check On Snowden Got Hacked
Accused government whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen on a screen as he speaks via video conference with members of the Committee on legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe during an hearing on "mass surveillance" at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, April 8, 2014.
The Washington Post
4DHS contractor suffers major computer breach, officials say
A major U.S. contractor that conducts background checks for the Department of Homeland Security has suffered a computer breach that likely resulted in the theft of employees' personal information, officials said Wednesday.
Federal Watchdogs Complain to Congress About Access Woes
The heads of 47 government watchdog agencies have written to Congress claiming that federal departments are deliberately delaying or denying access to documents they are allowed by law to review, Politico reported.
AWO Praises Simplification of TWIC Process
Last week, the Transportation Security Administration began nationwide implementation of a program that reforms the burdensome process by which mariners and other transportation workers receive required Transportation Worker Identification Credentials .