News and notes from around the federal IT community.
Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.
An early look shows broad agreement between House and Senate appropriators, but some battles still loom over the details of tech policy.
The technology trade association named federal CIO Steve VanRoekel as its government technology executive of the year and Rep. Michael McCaul as its legislator of the year.
The House is revisiting IT reform as part of the annual Pentagon policy measure, but it's not clear if the Senate will play ball.
The bill is aimed at giving the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility in hiring cybersecurity specialists.
Highlights from the second day of the FOSE conference.
A new report both commends and jabs DHS for its work on IT acquisition and management.
A House panel’s version of the annual defense policy measure would authorize increased cyber funding and require the administration to report back to Congress on a range of IT-related issues.
The White House wants agencies to look for ways to cut discretionary spending, in part to pay for the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative the president unveiled in March.
The Office of Technology Assessment has been unfunded for the better part of 20 years.
Three-fourths of agency's IT funding would be contingent on Congress getting a granular explanation of the plan for VistA.
Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall and Sen. Joe Donnelly used an Armed Services Committee hearing to discuss the possibility of using the same cost guidelines for IT and weapons systems.
Lawmakers have given agencies long-term funding clarity for the first time in years. But the lack of budget drama could open the door to other conflicts.
For Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, getting to know Capitol Hill has not been a pleasant experience.
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