Although the measure stands little chance of becoming law, it provides a rhetorical launching pad for Democrats who accuse the GOP of demonizing federal workers.
The president’s plan would require a court order to collect information on individual accounts; the lawmakers’ bill would not.
The agency's new 18F program is intended to work like a tech startup aimed at helping build federal Web services.
With new technologies and an explosion of geodata, more and more agencies are mapping to make sense of their missions.
Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal would block countries from the visa waiver program if they don’t use Interpol’s travel document service.
Under the legislation, any federal website that collects personally identifiable information from users would have to be certified as secure by the agency CIO before going live.
Technology can simultaneously amplify mistakes and make them easier for customers – in the government’s case, citizens – to see.
CBP official Mark Borkowski complained that the agency's new system was being unfairly linked to the failed SBInet program.
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.
The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.
Federal law enforcement officials say national reporting standards could help investigators uncover culprits.
Defense Department CIO is concerned the legislation might collide with internal Pentagon realignment efforts.
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.
The IT acquisition bill, modified since it first went to the Senate in 2013, was approved by voice vote.
Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.
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