The Hill


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VA still dragging feet in answering congressional inquiries

Veterans Affairs has not fully responded to questions from Congress about data breaches dating back almost two years.

DHS St. Elizabeth

Telework, IT could aid in 'major reassessment' of DHS HQ consolidation

Congressional report finds department has not factored tech advances into its space needs at St. Elizabeth's campus.

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Hill turnover will affect federal IT community

Term limits and retirements will alter the lineup of committee chairs with jurisdiction over federal IT policy.

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House passes bill to inform users of HealthCare.gov breaches

Supporters say the bill would protect individuals' personal information while opponents say the goal is to discourage people from using the site.

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Short-term stopgap could be needed to keep government open

Legislators say they will likely miss the Jan. 15 deadline for a new appropriations package by at least a few days.

Michael Hettinger

TechAmerica: Congress key to effective procurement reform

Association's new head of public sector policy applauds executive branch proposals, but says legislation is needed to cure what ails IT acquisition.

Senators Tom Coburn and Tom Carper

FITARA could expand to include IT salaries

A pair of key senators told their House colleagues that paying acquisition experts more could have long-term benefits.

John Roth

IG nominee faces 'warring camps' at DHS

One senator said the office is split between those loyal to the former acting IG and those who complained about him to Congress.

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Lower contractor compensation caps now law

The measure limits how much firms can bill the government for salaries and benefits paid to employees working on federal contracts

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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NSA doesn’t deny spying on Congress

In response to a letter from a senator, the spy agency detailed its surveillance efforts without directly addressing whether it was collecting data on lawmakers.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.