The General Services Administration can’t be shy about getting up close with its federal customers about technology, as the EIS telecom transformation and other efforts move ahead, Zielinski told FCW in an interview.
Counties and municipalities put faith in SMART, HEROES legislation to offset economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The backlog of initial claims for benefits is rising in recent weeks, after holding steady amid the 100% telework posture of the Veterans Benefits Administration.
Privacy hawk Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is leading the charge to make sure phone traffic between House and Senate offices is encrypted.
An export rules change will limit the Chinese telecommunications company's ability to use U.S. gear and software to make semiconductors abroad.
The Senate has no plans to take up the bill and White House said it would veto what it called an "partisan and ideological wishlist".
The rules change, which must be adopted in person by the full House, would also open the door to remote voting once secure technologies are identified.
As the committee focused on how to turn ideas from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission report into legislation, the threat of cyber espionage from China loomed large over the discussion.
Citing national security and economic risks, senior officials instructed the Secretary of Labor to overturn plans by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to buy a fund that includes investments in China.
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, proposed by House Democrats, calls for far more than additional stimulus checks and emergency funding for state and local governments. FCW breaks down the provisions.
Letting new parents take time off would alleviate coronavirus-related concerns, members stated in a May 8 letter to leadership.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging House leaders to include funding for states to modernize their technology infrastructure with an eye to a cloud-first approach, shared services that deliver functionality to cities and towns and some oversight of state technology plans as a condition of receiving funding.