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Kathleen Sebelius

Sebelius orders probe of website contracting

The HHS secretary is also calling for the creation of a chief risk officer position at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tasked with reducing risks associated with major policy initiatives.

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Leading tech firms seek stronger surveillance rules

Open letter urges Congress and the president to ensure U.S. surveillance efforts are "restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight."

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IG dings DHS on internal cybersecurity

A Republican critic claims gaps in the department's defenses "would be obvious to a 13-year-old with a laptop."

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IT management reform: It is time for new legislation

Legislation alone will not fix federal IT management, Richard Spires argues, but there are fundamental problems that a new statute can help address.

Jay Rockefeller

Rockefeller aims to add cyber overhaul to defense bill

Measure would provide a statutory framework to some elements of President Barack Obama's executive order on cybersecurity.

Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb.

New bill would demand detailed data

Legislation would require state-by-state statistics, and put a price tag on the cost of the "tech surge" being conducted to fix the site.

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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.

U.S. Capitol at Night with Trees

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 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?

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.