The legislation would also target insider threats in the wake of the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Move could fast-track IT procurement reform, as the House added its version to the defense authorization bill in June.
A House bill designed to improve the energy efficiency of federal data centers could wind up as part of a bipartisan Senate energy measure.
The measure includes oversight authority aimed at ensuring the accuracy of spending data, a provision lacking in companion Senate legislation.
Top officials were alerted to the potential for serious problems six months before the troubled site’s Oct. 1 launch.
The problems with large federal IT projects are deep, broad and mostly immune to quick fixes. So what's to be done?
Pentagon officials, legislators trade blame over lack of fiscal clarity.
After months of beta testing, the successor to Thomas.gov is about to go live.
Testimony from GAO's Powner on best practices for IT spending.
Falling costs might make a mandate from 1996 easier to fulfill.
The VA's inspector general has rejected the department secretary's plan to provide answers to long-outstanding questions.
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.