FITARA's effort to make CIOs political appointees reflects a rift between lawmakers and those who actually run government programs, says Bob Woods.
NIST's work on a cyber framework is already underway. A new bill would give the institute statutory support for its executive-order duties.
Lawmakers hone in on procurement agency during a hearing on data center consolidation and other IT programs.
Lawmakers criticize agencies for underestimating by several thousand the number of data centers involved in a consolidation initiative.
'We don't have to look far to know the process is broken,' one House critic declares.
Despite GSA's empbrace of the procurement technique, some lawmakers seek to restrict its use.
Legislation and a new GSA contract could bolster practices intended to amplify federal buying power.
Deadlines for the first two sets of deliverables under Obama's cybersecurity executive order have come and gone, meaning agencies are now ready to ask: Can the government actually get this done?
With one key witness a no-show, IRS and CMS officials promise they will be ready for the Affordable Care Act's data-sharing requirements.
As China takes the lead in the supercomputer race, the Energy Department asks for continued congressional support in its efforts to advance.
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