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House to vote on bill to trim federal software spend

A bill requiring agency CIOs to streamline software spending is expected to pass the House of Representatives on June 7.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Sen. Cruz pushes 'last chance' to block IANA transition

Sen. Ted Cruz wants to halt the United States' long-standing plan to transfer oversight of the Internet address system's architecture to a multi-stakeholder group.

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CIOs push back against FITARA scores

Agency CIOs pushed back against their grades in the second Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Ash Carter and Jeh Johnson

House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Rep. Robyn Kelly (D-Ill.)

IT subcommittee seeks GAO probe on VistA upgrade

A pair of IT leaders on Capitol Hill are seeking a GAO probe of efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs homegrown health record system VistA.

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U.S. Digital Service might get 10-year lease on life

Proposed legislation would authorize USDS for a decade, but it will take some heavy lifting to push the bill through before the next president is elected.

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Proposed new HHS CISO role prioritizes security

A bill would elevate the Department of Health and Human Services CISO to be on a par with the CIO. Some in Congress think the move would eliminate a conflict of interest.

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Email privacy legislation stalls in Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding off on further action on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, as members are divided on warrant standards for email intercepts.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Cummings nixes theory that contractor discovered OPM breach

More than a year after the massive hack, a senior lawmaker has determined that the OPM breach was not, in fact, detected by a small business doing a product demonstration.

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Is Social Security concealing IT risk?

The agency charged with maintaining some of the nation's most sensitive information is vulnerable because of its antiquated IT, and lawmakers say its leaders are downplaying the danger and sidestepping their inspector general.

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NPPD gets funding bump in Senate bill

DHS cybersecurity directorate funding edges north of $1.8 billion, as federal cyber risks gain traction as a policy priority.

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Senators ask what OPM hack means for global cyber relations

The State Department is pushing a regime of global cyber norms, and lawmakers want to know how high-profile hacks affect the effort.

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