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Mark Warner

DATA Act gains Senate ally

Sen. Mark Warner is pitching the DATA Act as an essential piece of infrastructure to support a rational accounting of federal spending.

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Congress wants answers on clearance for alleged Navy Yard killer

The congressional inquiry joins other investigations launched after the deadly shooting rampage.

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OMB tells agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

Memo from Sylvia Mathews Burwell includes guidance on IT systems, contracts and other key questions.

John Boehner

House to take up budget stopgap that defunds Obamacare

Repealing, or at least delaying, the health care reform law remains a key priority for House Republicans.

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Consumer bureau's data collection raises congressional hackles

Plans by a financial regulator to collect information on potentially hundreds of millions of credit card and other accounts has House Republicans demanding answers.

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Agencies can learn from stimulus' data transparency

GAO recommends other agencies adopt the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board practices of using single government-wide identifiers, and of standardizing data reporting requirements.

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Lawmakers: Leaks slowed cybersecurity legislation

NSA disclosures, Syria and other factors make cybersecurity legislation more difficult and more imperative.

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House Republicans stall on continuing resolution amid party strife

A bill to keep the government funded through mid-December has been pulled from the House schedule as Republicans wrangle over challenge on Obamacare.

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Republican leaders boost DATA Act

Eric Cantor and Darrell Issa talk up data publishing standards at a transparency conference.


Email aliases, personal accounts under House panel scrutiny

While a Democratic critic calls the hearing 'theater,' Rep. Darrell Issa suggests officials deliberately tried to conceal communications.

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Why the budget outlook is even worse than you think

Here are 8 reasons why Congress' efforts to fund the government are doomed to dysfunction.

Mary Landrieu

Landrieu seeks 'cyber footprint' for Louisiana

Locating the nation's cybersecurity hub in the land of jambalaya and jazz could be a good step, some experts say.