Digital Government

Records agency to DHS: Look into your watchdog’s use of text messages 

This comes after a hearing two weeks ago that raised concerns among some lawmakers about how the IG uses and retains records of electronic messages. 


Senate confirms Biden's pick to lead NARA

Colleen Shogan will now lead the National Archives and Records Administration.

Digital Government

What Might a Second Biden Term Mean for Feds? Here’s a Look at The First

Revoking Schedule F, boosting diversity and equity, and restoring scientific integrity has been some of the Biden administration's accomplishments and goals.

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Public Trust in Government is Low. A Congressman Wants to Fix That With More White House Transparency. 

Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., reintroduced bills regarding visitor logs and preservation of presidential records. 

Digital Government

Accountability and Cost Efficiency Goals Amplified in President Biden’s $6.9 Trillion Budget Proposal

This is just a wish list, as the administration still has to hammer out an agreement with a divided Congress.

Digital Government

The National Intelligence Director: Over-Classification Undermines Democracy

The ongoing investigations into handling of sensitive documents by former presidents and vice presidents have brought potential problems with the classification system back into the spotlight. 


Oversight Chairman Comer: ‘We’re two years behind in oversight’

Meanwhile, Democrats say Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the incoming chairman of the newly renamed House Oversight and Accountability Committee, is hypocritical and partisan.

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Former Oversight Chair: Republicans Just Want to ‘Investigate and Destroy’

Former Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., decried the direction of her former committee and Republican priorities in the new Congress. 


5 states challenged the federal contractor wage increase and lost

But this may not be the end of the dispute, which stems from an April 2021 executive order.

Digital Government

The White House charts a course for open government 

The fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan builds on many of the Biden administration's previous efforts.

Digital Government

Inspector General Reforms Could Be on the Horizon 

The negotiated version of the National Defense Authorization Act contains language to protect IGs from political interference and help them do their jobs better. 

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The Defense Department Finally Has a Permanent Watchdog

“I shall continue to be true to the principle of nonpartisanship that is a hallmark of the IG system,” Robert Storch said during his confirmation hearing.

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The Latest Improper Payment Numbers Are Here, But What Do They Mean?

The Office of Management and Budget published its annual governmentwide report on improper payments, but a fraud expert says they aren’t entirely reliable.

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Fauci’s Farewell: His Legacy, The New Booster and Forthcoming Congressional Oversight

Dr. Anthony Fauci gave his likely last appearance at the White House briefing on Tuesday as he prepares to leave the federal government after a more than five-decade career.

Digital Government

NARA’s Chief Innovator Won Big Last Week

Pamela Wright’s “exceptional executive leadership is invaluable to NARA, our strategic goals, and our mission,” said the acting archivist of the United States.


Here’s what the contracting community thinks of the new proposed rule on climate reporting  

The proposed rule is part of the Biden administration’s larger environmental agenda, but it comes with costs for contractors. 

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The Latest on the Midterm Election Results and What They Could Mean for the Executive Branch

The Democrats will maintain control of the Senate, meaning easier confirmations for political appointees and less combative investigations.