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Congress demands progress on advanced ID cards

Twelve years after a presidential directive called for identification cards incorporating biometrics, federal efforts have lagged.

Dan Tangherlini at confirmation hearing

Senators press on reform at Tangherlini's confirmation hearing

Vote set for next week on acting GSA administrator's nomination to take the role permanently.

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FCC nominee avoids policy commitments at hearing

FCC chairman nominee urged to commit to reducing federal communications spectrum.

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Defense bill heightens supply-chain scrutiny

If the House-passed bill becomes law, DOD officials would have to look closely at contractor networks, with two specific manufacturers in the crosshairs.

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How far is too far in cyber defense?

The revelations of monitoring at the NSA are just part of the larger debate over appropriate measures against cyber attacks.

David Walker

Former GAO head seeks congressional OK for cost-cutting commission

David Walker, the leader of the Government Transformation Initiative, envisions a bipartisan commission to trim government waste and duplication.

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FITARA passes House in Defense bill

Legislation harboring some major changes to federal IT, including budget authority for CIOs, is one major step closer to becoming law.

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Is strategic sourcing helping small business?

Small firms' offerings don't always fit the initiative's model.


Issa seeks to standardize contractor suspension process

A bill inching closer to reality would phase out agency suspension/debarment offices.

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FITARA could pass as part of Defense bill

The next major piece of procurement reform legislation has been significantly amended in recent weeks.

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Senate panel pushes budget authority for CIOs

Should federal IT leaders have a seat at the budget table? Witnesses say yes, but caution that one approach does not fit all.

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Senate postpones IT efficiency hearing

The death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg prompts changes in the Senate's hearing schedule.