Lawmakers at a Jan. 7 House Armed Services Committee hearing explored both structural and technological challenges to acquisition reform.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has particular concerns about the management of IT at the Department of Homeland Security.
A biennial budget bill is being pushed in Congress, but many lawmakers and industry experts are skeptical of a two-year cycle for appropriations.
Lawmakers are seeking an overhaul of IT security management at the Small Business Administration, in the wake of a critical Government Accountability Office report.
Key lawmakers are seeking information from the space agency about its use of legacy IT with the goal of improving and modernizing its systems.
Federal CIOs face more deadlines, but are taking new powers to heart.
The New Year will bring a bill designed to streamline the way agencies fund, acquire and approve the move to cloud computing.
Congress passed the omnibus appropriations bill on Dec. 18, funding the federal government through fiscal year 2016 and averting a possible shutdown.
Lawmakers have long asked for such a policy, but the debate is likely only getting started now that they have one.
The revelation raises questions about the security of information handled by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and revives concerns about email security practices in the Obama administration.
The inclusion of cybersecurity information-sharing legislation in an omnibus package is a milestone in the Department of Homeland Security's evolving collaboration with the private sector on cyber.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs.
After an abysmal performance on the FITARA scorecard, some CIOs are owning their terrible grades and focusing on how to make improvements.
Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on.
Like his Apple counterpart, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is opposed to weakening encryption but says the debate between law enforcement and tech firms has gotten too acrimonious.
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