Congress

Maloney introduces presidential records reform bill

Outgoing House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has a new bill meant to beef up compliance with White House records requirements.

Wyden blasts wide, unfettered government access to passport files

The revelation comes from ongoing probes into a leak investigation at Customs and Border Protection from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

What would a GOP takeover of the House mean for the Oversight Committee? 

The chair-in-waiting for the once “sleepy” committee would like to investigate COVID-19’s origins, the Biden administration’s border policies and the president’s family members. 

Two Democrats spell out exactly how they want agencies to improve services

A pair of House lawmakers wants agencies to allow Americans to spend less time on the phone and filling out paperwork when dealing with government.

House passes 10-week spending bill, averting the threat of a government shutdown for now

The measure now heads to Biden's desk, who is expected to sign it before the midnight deadline.

Panel votes up House modernization plan

In its final meeting, the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress passed 24 recommendations to improve the performance of legislative member offices and committees.

Digital identity bill heads to the Senate floor

The Senate version referred out of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee does differ from past versions of the Improving Digital Identity Act by removing the provision for a new DHS grant program.

Senate reaches a deal to avoid a shutdown, punts threat for 10 weeks

Lawmakers agree to drop controversial provisions, set up new deadline for lame duck Congress.

Federal agencies are ignoring most building safety concerns flagged by DHS

Lawmakers raise concerns about the non-compliance in light of the recent uptick in threats against feds.

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to safeguard open source software

The Securing Open Source Software Act would task the Office of Management and Budget with issuing guidance around the secure usage of open source software and give new oversight responsibilities to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Lawmakers are setting a tight schedule to avoid a government shutdown

Senate Democrats plan to unveil a bill Wednesday, but will hold off on a vote in an effort to rally support for it.

Is it time to add IT workforce ratings to the FITARA scorecard?

A new report from ACT-IAC recommends changes to the biannual FITARA scorecard, including adding a category measuring IT workforce capabilities.

House passes bill to prevent civil service overhauls without input from Congress

Despite the support of more than 30 good government groups, Republicans remained largely opposed to the measure.

Once again, lawmakers ask if it's time to codify the federal CIO role

Federal CIO Clare Martorana told a House panel about the importance of involving technologists in decision-making early and often.

Senate Dems call on ICE to halt facial recognition and buying from data brokers

Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are also pressing the immigration enforcement agency to detail their use of surveillance technologies.

Senate bill looks to software licensing for cost savings

A follow-on to the Megabyte Act of 2016 would give agencies new requirements for enterprise software licensing.

White House to tap DOD weapons testing lead for Navy acquisition role

The White House intends to nominate current Defense Department Operational Testing and Evaluation Director Nickolas Guertin to be the service’s next acquisition head.