The Hill

Deborah Lee James

Air Force nominee prepping at the Pentagon

SAIC executive Deborah Lee James, nominated to be the next Air Force Secretary, is preparing for her upcoming Senate confirmation hearing.

Big Data

A peek at big data under immigration overhaul

A year-old deportation relief program for foreign-born, U.S.-raised students could provide a glimpse of the kinds of big-data demands that some federal agencies would have to deal with if comprehensive immigration legislation is enacted.

US Capitol

CIO authority figures into House and Senate defense bills

The House and Senate versions of the defense authorization bill include different provisions that have major implications for federal CIOs’ authority.

Bejamin Knopf and Kris Van Riper

The key to better IT portfolio management

Federal leaders need to balance their spending on operations and new projects to support strategic IT priorities and budget plans


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.

post office building

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.

tech manager

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.

U.S. Capitol at Night

Congress finds harmony on VA and DHS IT spending

Proposed budget levels reflect a predicted decline.

Steve VanRoekel 102012

VanRoekel sees limitations in FITARA

DOD exemption is one weakness, federal CIO says.

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.


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.


Congress posts U.S. Code in XML

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