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Budget duel awaits Congress after recess

The Senate passed a budget for the first time in four years, but the battle for 2014 isn't over.

Sen. William Cohen and Rep. William Clinger

FITARA in context: Procurement reform since Clinger-Cohen

The Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 is widely recognized as a watershed moment in federal IT procurement legislation, and several bills since then have shaped the system further. Where does the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, now under consideration in Congress, fit into the big picture?

Rep. Steve Pearce

Could Congress work from home?

The nation's lawmakers could join the ranks of teleworkers if new bill passes.

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Congress turns attention to 2014 budget

With the continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown passed, lawmakers set their sights further out.

John Mica

Rep. John Mica at a glance

The Florida Republican and former Transportation and Infrastructure chairman now heads House Oversight's Government Operations Subcommittee, where federal IT is very much on the agenda.

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Opening congressional reports to the world

A bill would make the reports that agencies generate for Congress much easier for the public to see.

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Senate votes to keep government open through September

A fast-moving afternoon session led to passage of a bill that will prevent a government shutdown.

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Procurement reform bill passes committee

Despite complaints from advocacy groups that they've had too little time to review new provisions, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act has cleared its first hurdle.

Margie Graves

DHS IT: Real progress or persistent problems?

Oversight hearing explores agency savings and agile development efforts, urges more attention to delays and overruns.

Elijah Cummings and Darrell Issa together

GAO could get more muscle with new bill

Legislation would clarify and expand investigative powers.

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Republicans blast administration over sequester implementation

Joint hearing turns combative as political parties square off.

Rep. Richard Hanna

Congressman seeks small-business harmony between SBA and VA

The Veterans Affairs Department is not following the SBA's regulations as closely as it claims, says the chairman of the House Small Business Committee's Contracting and Workforce subcommittee.