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Defense authorization bill boosts cybersecurity

A House panel’s version of the annual defense policy measure would authorize increased cyber funding and require the administration to report back to Congress on a range of IT-related issues.

OMB offers advice for fiscal 2016

The White House wants agencies to look for ways to cut discretionary spending, in part to pay for the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative the president unveiled in March.

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House rejects attempt to revive OTA

The Office of Technology Assessment has been unfunded for the better part of 20 years.

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House seeks details on VA's health record push

Three-fourths of agency's IT funding would be contingent on Congress getting a granular explanation of the plan for VistA.

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Pentagon ponders making IT subject to same rules as weapons

Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall and Sen. Joe Donnelly used an Armed Services Committee hearing to discuss the possibility of using the same cost guidelines for IT and weapons systems.

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Coping with Congress

Lawmakers have given agencies long-term funding clarity for the first time in years. But the lack of budget drama could open the door to other conflicts.

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EPA and Congress clash over regulatory authority

For Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, getting to know Capitol Hill has not been a pleasant experience.

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Data Act sponsors look to implementation

Key backers say they will hold OMB's "feet to the fire" to ensure the agency lives up to the measure's requirements.

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Data Act sent to president

The House passed the spending transparency legislation easily, as the Senate did earlier, but it's not clear what the White House position is.

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Rethinking (again) the role of CIO

Eighteen years after the Clinger-Cohen Act created the position, experts discuss how the job of agencies' top IT executives has changed.

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Should every agency have an IG?

GAO says there are better alternatives for effective oversight of small agencies. Inspectors general, unsurprisingly, take a different view.

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Senate passes Data Act

The version differs from the one the House passed in November, but lawmakers are confident the legislation will soon be going to the president.