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House panel authorizes full funding for intell IT modernization

The legislation would also target insider threats in the wake of the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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FITARA proposed as part of Senate defense package

Move could fast-track IT procurement reform, as the House added its version to the defense authorization bill in June.

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Supporters renew push for federal data center bill

A House bill designed to improve the energy efficiency of federal data centers could wind up as part of a bipartisan Senate energy measure.

Rep. Darrell Issa

House passes DATA Act

The measure includes oversight authority aimed at ensuring the accuracy of spending data, a provision lacking in companion Senate legislation.

Henry Chao, testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in November 2013

Consultants warned administration about flawed HealthCare.gov business plan

Top officials were alerted to the potential for serious problems six months before the troubled site’s Oct. 1 launch.

Fixing IT

Can IT procurement be saved?

The problems with large federal IT projects are deep, broad and mostly immune to quick fixes. So what's to be done?

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Frustration mounting over budget uncertainty

Pentagon officials, legislators trade blame over lack of fiscal clarity.

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Congress gets a new Internet home

After months of beta testing, the successor to Thomas.gov is about to go live.

GAO

9 keys to avoiding another HealthCare.gov

Testimony from GAO's Powner on best practices for IT spending.

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After 17 years, still no biometric exit system

Falling costs might make a mandate from 1996 easier to fulfill.

Eric Shinseki

VA stymied in trying to provide responses to Congress

The VA's inspector general has rejected the department secretary's plan to provide answers to long-outstanding questions.

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DATA Act, IT consolidation bill advance in Senate

One bill would make it easier to track federal spending; the other would continue ongoing efforts to reduce the number of data centers the government maintains.