Under the legislation, any federal website that collects personally identifiable information from users would have to be certified as secure by the agency CIO before going live.
Technology can simultaneously amplify mistakes and make them easier for customers – in the government’s case, citizens – to see.
CBP official Mark Borkowski complained that the agency's new system was being unfairly linked to the failed SBInet program.
The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.
Plans have been in place since 2001 to create an integrated contractor database, but delays, cost overruns and development problems have pushed back the scheduled completion date to 2018.
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.
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