Federal law enforcement officials say national reporting standards could help investigators uncover culprits.
Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves hopes that putting teeth in data reporting requirements will give smaller firms a better chance to compete for federal contracts.
Defense Department CIO is concerned the legislation might collide with internal Pentagon realignment efforts.
The IT acquisition bill, modified since it first went to the Senate in 2013, was approved by voice vote.
Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.
Results of a study on barriers to government contracting are expected to be released in early March.
The IT acquisition overhaul bill the House will vote on Tuesday includes a few changes from the version included in the House-passed defense policy measure last year.
Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.
The goal is to provide a legal rationale that does not ban certain activities, but Republicans on the commission are skeptical.
Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.
The agency's scale, vision and customer base have put it on the leading edge. But that also means being the first to face technical and operational challenges.
One of the cities that has refused to help with background checks for federal employees and contractors is Washington, D.C.