Energy and Commerce Committee

Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (115th Congress)


E&C Members Request Information from GSA on Federal Contracts with Equifax

10.16.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – After sending a letter to the IRS regarding the agency’s now suspended contract with Equifax, a bipartisan group of Energy and Commerce Committee members today sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) requesting information on its data security vetting and requirements for awarding government contracts.

Full committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH), #SubDCCP Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and the entire group of bipartisan #SubDCCP members pressed GSA...

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Letter to GSA on Federal Contracts with Equifax

10.16.2017

Excerpt: “We are writing to request information about the General Services Administration’s (GSA) consideration of data security practices when vetting vendors and awarding government contracts. As a Federal government agency, GSA has a responsibility to act in the best interests of the American public, including ensuring that their personal information is secure. It has come to our attention that GSA has awarded contracts to Equifax to provide data-related services handling Americans’ personal information at multiple Federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration, and Center for Medicare...

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Walden, Latta on the IRS-Equifax Contract

10.13.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) released the below statement after the IRS' decision to temporarily suspend its $7.25 million contract with Equifax.

“From its initial announcement, the timing and nature of this IRS-Equifax contract raised some serious red flags. After sending a bipartisan letter to Commissioner Koskinen expressing our concerns, we are pleased to see the IRS suspend its contract with Equifax and look forward to the agency’s response to our inquiries....

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