Two committees will be holding hearings this week, but the fate of legislation aimed at boosting the federal role in combatting data breaches remains uncertain.
The retiring chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee said he was “concerned any change of our current framework will harm both national security and privacy.”
The chief Senate supporter of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act says the proposed changes are unacceptable, and he is backed by open-government advocates.
A House committee held a closed hearing to discuss potentially sensitive information related to the security of the HealthCare.gov website.
Draft legislation would dramatically alter the job currently held by Todd Park.
Agency officials blame a "software defect," but oversight committee demands more specifics.
Legislation would create a Government Transformation Board empowered to impose its will on recalcitrant agencies.
Among the background checks performed by USIS were those on intelligence community contractor Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.
Margie Graves has been a behind-the-scenes force for DHS since 2003. Last year, however, brought newfound visibility -- not all of it welcome.
The Oklahoma Republican and federal spending critic says he will retire in early 2015.
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