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House passes federal data center efficiency bill

The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.

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McCaskill probes 'clunky' contracting databases

Plans have been in place since 2001 to create an integrated contractor database, but delays, cost overruns and development problems have pushed back the scheduled completion date to 2018.

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Feds seek info-sharing standards for private-sector data breaches

Federal law enforcement officials say national reporting standards could help investigators uncover culprits.

Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.

Two bills look to give small business an edge in contracting

Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves hopes that putting teeth in data reporting requirements will give smaller firms a better chance to compete for federal contracts.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

Takai takes FITARA to task for oversight provisions

Defense Department CIO is concerned the legislation might collide with internal Pentagon realignment efforts.

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House passes FITARA (again)

The IT acquisition bill, modified since it first went to the Senate in 2013, was approved by voice vote.

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Hagel outlines looming DOD budget cuts

Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.

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In search of a bolder procurement process

Results of a study on barriers to government contracting are expected to be released in early March.

Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA to get another look in the House

The IT acquisition overhaul bill the House will vote on Tuesday includes a few changes from the version included in the House-passed defense policy measure last year.

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Increased disclosure? Or an obstacle for EPA?

Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.