The Hill


Udall floats plan to streamline tech transfer

Sen. Tom Udall, whose state is home to the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, is proposing a plan to speed the commercial use of technology developed under government auspices.

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Postal overhaul could open up IT revenue opportunities

An overhaul bill could allow the Postal Service to exploit its massive IT operations for profitable commercial uses.

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FITARA's CIO vision clashes with DHS's approach

A DHS official criticizes the changes reform bill would make to the CIO's power, argues for an alternate view.

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Congress finds harmony on VA and DHS IT spending

Proposed budget levels reflect a predicted decline.

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VanRoekel sees limitations in FITARA

DOD exemption is one weakness, federal CIO says.


Infrastructure a hurdle for videoconferencing legislation

Agencies might have trouble cutting travel budgets as much as a new bill proposes, and videoconferencing -- the legislation's preferred solution -- brings its own set of challenges.

Jay Rockefeller

Senators seek specific spectrum relocation proposal from DOD

A bipartisan group wants the Department of Defense and other agencies to begin the process of vacating a key swath of spectrum as the statutory deadline for a related auction approaches.


Congress posts U.S. Code in XML

XML release and related legal schema could 'revolutionize' the way lawmakers and citizens interact with the law.

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House panel probes gaps in maritime data sharing

The Coast Guard's efforts to connect multiple streams of data on potential maritime threats to be shared across federal, state and local law enforcement remains a work in progress.

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Is piecemeal the right approach to cyber legislation?

After several failed attempts to move comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, Congress is taking a new approach.

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House passes new customer service standards for feds

Bill would put OMB in charge of goals, require OPM to lessen retirement claims backlog.

Sen. Tom Coburn

Coburn puts hold on OPM nominee

Senator blocks a confirmation vote for Katherine Archuleta, wants answers to his questions on health care reform.