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Senate postpones IT efficiency hearing

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Steven VanRoekel, the federal CIO, was set to testify before a Senate committee probing overlap and duplication in federal IT spending and programs on June 5, but the hearing was postponed so senators could attend the funeral of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) who died June 3 at the age of 91.

Simon Szykman, CIO of the Commerce department, Frank Baitman, CIO of the Department of Health and Human Services, and David Powner, a technology specialist at the Government Accountability Office were set to join VanRoekel at the hearing. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee rescheduled the hearing to June 11 at 10:30 a.m.

About the Author

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy, health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mr. Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian started his career as an arts reporter and critic, and has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, Architect magazine, and other publications. He was an editorial assistant and staff writer at the now-defunct New York Press and arts editor at the About.com online network in the 1990s, and was a weekly contributor of music and film reviews to the Washington Times from 2007 to 2014.

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