Agency officials blame a "software defect," but oversight committee demands more specifics.
Among the background checks performed by USIS were those on intelligence community contractor Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.
Legislation would create a Government Transformation Board empowered to impose its will on recalcitrant agencies.
Margie Graves has been a behind-the-scenes force for DHS since 2003. Last year, however, brought newfound visibility -- not all of it welcome.
The Oklahoma Republican and federal spending critic says he will retire in early 2015.
Republicans and Democrats are creating a lot of smoke in Hill hearings about the troubled website, and experts are not adding much clarity to the fire.
Spending on cybersecurity will be dramatically higher in 2014 -- and so will reporting requirements for the agencies getting the money.
The Senate could soon send the bill, intended to tighten investigations of contractors and federal employees, to the White House for President Obama's signature.
Veterans Affairs has not fully responded to questions from Congress about data breaches dating back almost two years.
Congressional report finds department has not factored tech advances into its space needs at St. Elizabeth's campus.
Term limits and retirements will alter the lineup of committee chairs with jurisdiction over federal IT policy.
Supporters say the bill would protect individuals' personal information while opponents say the goal is to discourage people from using the site.