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IG dings DHS on internal cybersecurity

A Republican critic claims gaps in the department's defenses "would be obvious to a 13-year-old with a laptop."

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IT management reform: It is time for new legislation

Legislation alone will not fix federal IT management, Richard Spires argues, but there are fundamental problems that a new statute can help address.

Jay Rockefeller

Rockefeller aims to add cyber overhaul to defense bill

Measure would provide a statutory framework to some elements of President Barack Obama's executive order on cybersecurity.

Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb.

New bill would demand detailed HealthCare.gov data

Legislation would require state-by-state statistics, and put a price tag on the cost of the "tech surge" being conducted to fix the site.

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House panel authorizes full funding for intell IT modernization

The legislation would also target insider threats in the wake of the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

U.S. Capitol at Night with Trees

FITARA proposed as part of Senate defense package

Move could fast-track IT procurement reform, as the House added its version to the defense authorization bill in June.

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Supporters renew push for federal data center bill

A House bill designed to improve the energy efficiency of federal data centers could wind up as part of a bipartisan Senate energy measure.

Henry Chao, testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in November 2013

Consultants warned administration about flawed HealthCare.gov business plan

Top officials were alerted to the potential for serious problems six months before the troubled site’s Oct. 1 launch.

Rep. Darrell Issa

House passes DATA Act

The measure includes oversight authority aimed at ensuring the accuracy of spending data, a provision lacking in companion Senate legislation.

Fixing IT

Can IT procurement be saved?

The problems with large federal IT projects are deep, broad and mostly immune to quick fixes. So what's to be done?

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Frustration mounting over budget uncertainty

Pentagon officials, legislators trade blame over lack of fiscal clarity.

Illustration of the legislative process from beta.congress.gov

Congress gets a new Internet home

After months of beta testing, the successor to Thomas.gov is about to go live.