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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Senator to press for better financial, property management

Few in Congress have as much opportunity as Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., to fix government inefficiency, mismanagement and waste. That’s because he chairs the Senate panel that oversees government management and efficiency.

Since becoming chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on federal financial management, government information, federal services and international security in January, Carper has held many hearings. They’ve examined the 2010 census, government information technology and postal reform.

His subcommittee’s work this year isn’t done, he says. Before the December holiday break, he intends to hold hearings on federal property management, electronic health records for federal employees and the Defense Department’s financial records system.

Carper discussed his plans with Federal Times staff writer Amy Doolittle on Sept. 24.

Read excerpts of the interview here.

-Amy Doolittle, FederalTimes.com

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