A provision in the defense bill moving through the House of Representatives calls for the Pentagon to authorize a new fast track for software acquisition, with an eye to upgrading vulnerable weapons systems.
Lawmakers are taking note of seemingly unjustified defense growth in crafting of the 2020 defense authorization bill.
The Democratic senator called for foreign investment reform and decried recent comments by the president that Huawei could be used as a bargaining chip in a trade war with China.
Lawmakers seek annual reporting requirements to get insight into how the Defense Department uses other transaction agreements.
White House and General Services Administration are tracking crowdsourcing along with technology challenges as paths to innovation.
The General Services Administration's plan to unify procurement schedules includes a plan to rein in sprawl in special item numbers.
The House Armed Services Committee debated into the early morning, pushing the 21 hour mark before passing its version of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
The House Appropriations Committee approved a series of cybersecurity-related research and development initiatives that are designed to tighten up protection to the electric grid and other energy systems.
The personal devices and private email accounts of campaign and political staff are difficult to protect from determined political and nation-state adversaries.
Election security, critical infrastructure protection and CDM all received funding boosts, but disagreements on immigration loom over the bill's passage into law.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, wants to add $17 billion to the top-line defense budget with boosts to tech initiatives.
House Appropriators want the Office of Personnel Management to improve on its core duties including retirement processing without support from a planned merger with the General Services Administration.