General Waste

This is Not What I Meant by Revamp

In April 2017, CAGW published an article I wrote regarding FedRAMP, and efforts to modernize and streamline the process.  Part the effort was the proposed implementation of a FedRAMP Tailored process for low-impact systems.

GAO Duplication Report Should Guide Trump

By Curtis Kalin

Wastewatcher, June 2017

Early in his presidency, Donald Trump has demonstrated through words and deeds a commitment to reforming and reorganizing the federal bureaucracy, including the elimination of waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement.  A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will make that job a little easier.

Tech CEOs Step Up for Taxpayers

Today's meeting of the White House Office of American Innovation is being attended by 18 private sector technology experts, including the CEOs of some of the most innovative and successful companies in U.S. history. Their expertise is welcome and necessary.

CAGW Releases May 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 19, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its May 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its May edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Safeguarding Infrastructure Investment

By Sean Kennedy

WasteWatcher, May 2017

As a candidate, President Trump pledged to invest in upgrading the country’s infrastructure.  While there is no formal plan to date from the White House, President Trump stated on May 1, 2017, that “If you have a job that you can't start within 90 days, we're not going to give you the money for it because it doesn't help. … We're going to be very strong on that.  They have to be able to start within 90 days.” 

Making Unauthorized Spending Wrong Again

By William M. Christian

WasteWatcher, May 2017

As President Donald J. Trump continues his campaign to “Make America Great Again,” Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will borrow on that theme, as described in the title of this article, by continuing to advocate for reforms of the way that Congress does business.  One of the best efforts in this regard is H.R. 2174, Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ (R-Wash.) Unauthorized Spending Accountability (USA) Act, which she introduced on April 26, 2017.

Open Letter to Congress: Support “Open Competition” in Infrastructure Projects

May 17, 2017

Open Letter to Congress:
Support “Open Competition” in Infrastructure Projects

To Members of the U.S. Congress:

Another Tool to Modernize Federal IT

The federal government spends more than $80 billion annually on information technology (IT), with more than 75 percent of this spending used on operations and maintenance of existing legacy IT systems.  On May 17, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2227, the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 (MGT Act). 

Vote YES on HB 1290 - Spending/Regulation - Texas (Senate)

The Texas Senate

1100 Congress Avenue

Austin, Texas 78701

 

Dear Senator,

On behalf of the more than 145,425 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste in the state of Texas, I urge you to support HB 1290, which would create a more predictable regulatory environment for businesses operating in Texas.  

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CAGW Names Sen. Bernie Sanders June 2017 Porker of the Month

Sen. Sanders is CAGW's June Porker of the Month for his foolish quest to impose a single-payer healthcare system on the United States.