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Oversight Committee Hearing Explores the Future of Transparency in Federal Spending

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) at today's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Screen capture from oversight.house.gov The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform just concluded a ... Read More

White House, House Oversight Committee Announce Separate Initiatives to Reduce Wasteful Duplication of Work

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 13 2011

The White House and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced separate initiatives Monday promising the same thing: An independent federal body responsible for tracking federal spending and ... Read More

Hitting Issa's Wall to Call for FCC Commish Investigation

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 13 2011

House oversight chief Darrell Issa is getting harangued on his Facebook wall over FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker's announcement that she's going to work at Comcast a few months after voting to approve the ... Read More

White House Assures Its Staff's Tweets Are in Order (Partly Because They're Not to Tweet)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

The Obama White House seeks to assuage House Oversight chair Darrell Issa's worries that they might not be archiving their tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media content in accordance with the Presidential ... Read More

Should the White House Keep Its Tweets?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 28 2011

House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa has scheduled a hearing for May 3rd to talk about how to handle archiving White House tweets and Facebook posts, reports Politico's Tony Romm: “White House policy ... Read More

Issa Says Life Will Go on for Open Government Sites

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 18 2011

In his update on the state of play for open government funding, the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe captures one objection to cuts in the electronic government funds -- things are just getting warmed up: Steven Aftergood, a ... Read More

Oversight's Issa Opens Online Cattle Call for Nettlesome Regs

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 25 2011

It's quite nearly a poetic setting. Chairman Darrell Issa stands amidst the wreckage of an Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing room under renovation to make a pitch for the House's chief watchdog body to ... Read More

Trend Watch: Toward a 21st Century Bureaucracy

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 18 2011

President Obama signs the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, a bill that calls for new regulation of the U.S. food supply. Read More

Google's Schmidt Does a GOP Pop-In

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 15 2010

Photo credit: Charles Haynes A recent dropper-by to the bat cave wherein House Republicans are planning their assumption of leadership? Read More