Rep. Steven Buyer, R-Ind., tells Veterans Affairs secretary that hundreds of the department’s contractors are not adhering to rules and regulations requiring them to encrypt data stored on computers.
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But the administration has not yet directed agencies to post contract documents online.
Other legislative priorities, including a war supplemental, could crowd out the spending blueprint.
Increase of half a percentage point over administration request comes just days after Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked Congress to hold the line on raises.
Bills range from therapeutic companion dogs to chiropractors for injured or emotionally troubled vets.
GAO finds seven companies with U.S. contracts also worked in Iran’s energy sector.
New legislation requires an equal number of male and female toilets in federal buildings.
Alan Bersin did not maintain proper employment forms for employees, Senate investigators report.
Increases for enforcement programs would be tantamount to earmarks since they would be set aside for specific purposes, Republicans argue.
Reorganization would create an independent safety and environmental enforcement entity.