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  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle' Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. In 2008, Social Security said the project was about two to three years from completion.

  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • WASHINGTON/ ST LOUIS, June 3- Two powerful U.S. congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Department of the Treasury bureau charged with policing money laundering may have flouted federal hiring rules, including regulations that require military veterans be given preference for government jobs.

  • The Justice Department's investigation, known as " Operation Choke Point," is more than a year old and aims to crack down on fraud by going after firms that handle and move money for various suspect businesses.

  • It was the 20th of the last 22 quarters that the agency has posted a loss, the USPS said. "We're quite obviously in a deep financial hole," Joseph Corbett, USPS chief financial officer and executive vice president, told reporters in a briefing.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- A U.S. House of Representatives committee with broad investigative jurisdiction has turned up the heat on Target Corp, demanding that the No. 3 U.S. retailer turn over internal documents and messages describing how and when it learned of a recent massive consumer data breach.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- A U.S. House of Representatives committee with broad investigative jurisdiction has turned up the heat on Target Corp, demanding that the No. 3 U.S. retailer turn over internal documents and messages describing how and when it learned of a recent massive consumer data breach.

  • House panel demands documentation on Target data breach Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. House of Representatives' powerful Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has demanded copies of messages and documents showing when retailer Target Corp. learned of massive breach of customer data that occurred in November and December.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- A Target Corp representative briefed Congressional investigators by telephone on Thursday about the retail chain's recent massive data breach, but offered few fresh details, citing continuing law enforcement investigations.

  • Target officials to brief House Oversight panel -source Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 29- Officials from Target Corp will participate in a telephone briefing on Thursday with members of a powerful House of Representatives committee, a source familiar with the issue told Reuters.

  • Fiat HQ move risks political pain for tax gain Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    MILAN/ PARIS, Jan 27- Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne, the veteran dealmaker who has just wrested full control of Chrysler from its retirees, is about to unveil his next trick: moving the group's 115- year-old headquarters out of Italy.

  • Group protests subpoena of Obamacare's IT chief Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Todd Park

    Some tech experts are protesting a plan to subpoena the government's chief technology officer over the botched HealthCare.gov site, saying, "Let Todd Work."

  • IRS documents show liberal groups also vetted Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:29 PM ET

    A top Democrat probing the IRS scrutiny of tea party groups released documents Friday suggesting that "occupy" and other liberal-leaning groups received similar vetting.

  • Email Snafu Suggests IRS Knew of Targeting in 2010 Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:29 AM ET

    A misfired email from an IRS employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being placed on conservative groups in July 2010.

  • FHA's Worst-Case Losses May Actually Be Worse Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Representative Darrell Issa

    The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.

  • Report: IRS Spent $50 Million for Conferences Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.

  • USPS: Why Stop Saturday Service?     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest details on the agency's decision to halt delivery on Saturdays. And, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA), weighs in with his thoughts on the restructuring plans and whether the postal service should be private.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- A $500- million ``green jobs'' program to train U.S. workers for new jobs and help spark recovery from the great recession has fallen far short of its goals, according to a report from the Labor Department's internal watchdog released on Friday.

  • DC leaders say Obama has done little for them Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama carried the nation's capital in 2008 with 92 percent of the vote, and some local activists hoped he would push to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress and more autonomy in local affairs. Even Obama's staunchest local defenders are upset he's not more vocal on issues important to them.