The HHS secretary is also calling for the creation of a chief risk officer position at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tasked with reducing risks associated with major policy initiatives.
The final deal calls for $1 trillion in spending for fiscal 2014, reduces sequestration cuts, adds money for defense and domestic programs, and requires newly hired federal employees to contribute more to their retirement plans.
A revised version of the Pentagon policy bill could be considered in the House this week, but IT acquisition reform will have to wait until at least 2014.
A new report from the Center for American Progress warns about the impact of the next round of sequester cuts on federal programs, including IT.
GSA, DOE and EPA are tasked with launching a pilot energy data exchange program at federal facilities within 120 days.
GAO recommends issuing governmentwide guidance aimed at helping agencies maximize competition and savings when using reverse auctions.
Open letter urges Congress and the president to ensure U.S. surveillance efforts are "restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight."
The plan is a grab bag of existing transparency initiatives and a preview of policies due out next year.
The Defense Department wants contractors to offer up ideas on combatting espionage, sabotage, treason and terrorism.
Hill sources say the House Veterans' Affairs Committee has received only a single response to its multitude of inquiries.
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