Both chambers of Congress came to terms on some disputed spending deals, allowing votes to proceed on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Dec. 9.
Senate Democrats are pressing for funding for water cleanup in Flint, Mich. If no one blinks, another government shutdown could be in the offing.
A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close.
A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.
Despite concerns, Treasury Department officials said they are on schedule to publish agency spending data by the May 2017 deadline.
A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.
Capitol Hill leaders plan to seek a temporary funding measure to keep the government open through Dec. 9, a move that will have consequences for the federal workforce.
The MEGABYTE Act enshrines key Obama administration IT initiatives into law and promises to save at least $2 billion a year on software spending -- assuming implementation goes according to plan.
Current and former officials argue that a one-year budgeting cycle impedes government cybersecurity and IT modernization.
A GAO report says the data transparency law holds considerable promise for ensuring that government money is well spent, but data schema and tools for agencies are not yet where they need to be.
The administration has called for a $3.1 billion revolving IT Modernization Fund. That's a small share of the more than $80 billion agencies spend annually on IT, but still counts are real money. FCW puts it in perspective
IT COST Commission releases new taxonomy and metrics for managing IT spend, and says big agency savings can result from better data.
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