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  • Congress
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    Defense authorization bill boosts cybersecurity

    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. 05/07/2014

  • Budget

    OMB offers advice for fiscal 2016

    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. 05/05/2014

  • Congress
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    House rejects attempt to revive OTA

    The Office of Technology Assessment has been unfunded for the better part of 20 years. 05/01/2014

  • Health IT
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    House seeks details on VA's health record push

    Three-fourths of agency's IT funding would be contingent on Congress getting a granular explanation of the plan for VistA. 04/30/2014

  • Acquisition
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    Pentagon ponders making IT subject to same rules as weapons

    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. 04/30/2014

  • Capitol Hill
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    Coping with Congress

    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. 04/30/2014

  • Capitol Hill
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    EPA and Congress clash over regulatory authority

    For Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, getting to know Capitol Hill has not been a pleasant experience. 04/30/2014

  • Open data
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    Data Act sponsors look to implementation

    Key backers say they will hold OMB's "feet to the fire" to ensure the agency lives up to the measure's requirements. 04/29/2014

  • Congress
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    Data Act sent to president

    The House passed the spending transparency legislation easily, as the Senate did earlier, but it's not clear what the White House position is. 04/28/2014

  • Management
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    Rethinking (again) the role of CIO

    Eighteen years after the Clinger-Cohen Act created the position, experts discuss how the job of agencies' top IT executives has changed. 04/17/2014

  • Oversight
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    Should every agency have an IG?

    GAO says there are better alternatives for effective oversight of small agencies. Inspectors general, unsurprisingly, take a different view. 04/16/2014

  • Congress
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    Senate passes Data Act

    The version differs from the one the House passed in November, but lawmakers are confident the legislation will soon be going to the president. 04/10/2014

  • Budget
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    OMB seeks more money to tackle IT effectiveness

    Budget Director Sylvia Burwell identified three management issues that need to be fixed to help IT procurement. 04/09/2014

  • Innovation
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    Making the case for more contests

    Government has barely scratched the surface of what it could achieve in R&D with more, better and bigger prize competitions, experts say. 04/09/2014

  • Security
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    Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links

    The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military. 04/08/2014

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