Eliminating supporting defense agencies may not save enough money to hit cost-cutting targets, experts say.
The bill would compel the federal government's top civilian cyber agency to pay white hats who find security vulnerabilities in the agency's internet-facing IT operations.
Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet.
Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget.
IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.
The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline.
Defense reform bill calls for a 25 percent cut in back-office spending and the elimination of seven supporting agencies.
At an appropriations hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she's losing sleep over cybersecurity threats.
In a final rule to be published April 16, the Library of Congress will add published e-books to its mandatory deposit rule.
New detection technology, as well as increasing shipping data sharing with China helps in the border fight against fentanyl, according to the Customs and Border Protection leader.
On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.
A top Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee that the much-anticipated national cyber strategy "should be forthcoming in the near future."