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Danny Werfel

Agencies pledge IT readiness for Obamacare

With one key witness a no-show, IRS and CMS officials promise they will be ready for the Affordable Care Act's data-sharing requirements.

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Some senators skeptical about strategic sourcing

Can GSA's bulk-buying strategy really save the big dollars its supporters promise?

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A season of gridlock

What are Congress-watchers telling contractors about the prospects for the fiscal 2014 budget?

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NIST delivers long-sought standards for iris recognition

New guidelines for identity verification also cover on-card fingerprint recognition.

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DOE data center deal still at impasse

Legislators seek answers as it becomes unclear whether OMB or the Energy Department itself is holding up the department's energy-saving contract.

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FITARA: Son of Clinger-Cohen?

The latest attempt at IT reform echoes the IT Management Reform Act, better known as Clinger-Cohen...so watch OMB’s reaction carefully.

Rep. Darrell Issa

Industry nervous about SUSPEND Act

Bill to centralize the process for suspending or debarring contractors unneeded, could create new problems, critics warn.

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Senate signals piecemeal approach on cybersecurity

A bipartisan Commerce Committee draft looks for common ground on critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity research and training.

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DOD, VA officials defend progress in rare joint hearing

Lawmakers remain skeptical of agencies' work on shared electronic health records.

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China-sourcing rules for IT reappear in appropriations

House appropriators are looking to continue restrictions on sourcing IT products made by companies with links to the Chinese government.

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Legislation would cut feds' travel expenses with videoconferencing

Congressman urges all of government to learn from certain agencies' recent success stories.

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Senate bill would increase oversight of clearance process

A bipartisan group of senators is looking to increase the power of OPM's IG to probe suspect security clearance operatives and contractors.