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GAO report warns of cost and schedule risks to SLS
In contrast to NASA and industry claims that work on the Space Launch System is on track, a report by the Government Accountability Office released Wednesday warned that tight schedules and budgets could delay the first launch of that heavy-lift rocket.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Daily Caller
Watch Out Senators, There's A Boyle That Needs Lancing
Today Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle took the ME-ification of journalism to new depths.
Lesson for lawmakers: Don't be AWOL when oversight is required
Iowa's U.S. Senate race is one of the nation's most entertaining. Its Republican nominee was propelled from obscurity by a television commercial about hog castration.
Why Is This Commerce Department Agency Charging Other Agencies for Free Reports?
The 64-year-old National Technical Information Service has come under fire from senators and a congressional watchdog for charging other agencies for old reports that in many cases are available elsewhere for free.
Independent Women's Forum
Halbig: Why the Left's "Drafting Error" Shtick Is Laughable
One of the arguments from ObamaCare supporters against the D.C. Appeals Court's Halbig ruling--which could be devastating for the future of ObamaCare--is that the judges ruled on what was essentially a drafting error.
Obama says companies avoiding taxes are renouncing citizenship
President Barack Obama greets people as he stops at Franklin Barbecue during a visit to Austin, Texas July 10, 2014.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
More than $5 million made way into Republican race to replace Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn
James Lankford speaks to supporters after wining the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
Journal and Courier
Guest column: GOP answer to ACA not so differentGuest column: GOP...
Guest column: GOP answer to ACA not so different Republican health proposal is mostly a rollback on coverage.
Overnight Tech: Lawmakers want to Google that for you
Is Washington effectively enabling innovation? How can policy makers keep pace with rapid developments in technology? Tune in tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. as we discuss these questions and more at the intersection of tech policy and innovation.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Outrage over $190M border security deal for troubled federal contractor
For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department.
The Washington Post
Federal undercover investigation signs up fake applicants for ACA coverage, subsidies
In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings that will be disclosed to lawmakers on Wednesday.
Federal Computer Week
GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking
When the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently summoned Defense Department officials to explain their nearly two-decade delay in complying with a law requiring Cabinet departments to produce auditable financial statements, Chairman Tom Carper left no doubt who wore the white hats.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
EPA inspector general rejects senators' demand to scrap fracking probe
The U.S. EPA's Office of Inspector General sent a letter to five Republican senators indicating its intention to continue its investigation into hydraulic fracturing.
Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
Senator Tom Coburn Endorses Weston Wamp
Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. has endorsed Weston Wamp for the Republican nomination in Tennessee's Third Congressional District.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Beckers ASC Review
AGA Leaders Join Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In: 4 Insights
Six American Gastroenterological Association physician leaders travelled to Washington, D.C., for the Alliance of Specialty Medicine's annual legislative fly-in.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Federal Computer Week
Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more
Two senior lawmakers are looking for an explanation of a contract awarded to USIS by a Department of Homeland Security component earlier this month.
Outside the Beltway
Ted Cruz Ready To Force A Showdown Over Immigration?
Last summer, with the backing of several national Tea Party organizations, Texas Senator Ted Cruz toured the country building up support for his plan to force a government shutdown at the upcoming end of the Fiscal Year over the issue of "defunding" the Affordable Care Act.
The New Age Of Cruel Incompetence
The Obama administration is starting into Class 5 political death spiral. The vortex of which is becoming so intense and wide spread that it is going to pull a lot of Democrats and Liberal dogma down with the administration as Team Obama augers in.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Insurance Journal West
Senate Passes TRIA Renewal with Broker Licensing Provision
In a 93-4 vote, the Senate today passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 that extends the federal reinsurance program for seven years.