Under the legislation, any federal website that collects personally identifiable information from users would have to be certified as secure by the agency CIO before going live.
Technology can simultaneously amplify mistakes and make them easier for customers – in the government’s case, citizens – to see.
CBP official Mark Borkowski complained that the agency's new system was being unfairly linked to the failed SBInet program.
Plans have been in place since 2001 to create an integrated contractor database, but delays, cost overruns and development problems have pushed back the scheduled completion date to 2018.
The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.
Federal law enforcement officials say national reporting standards could help investigators uncover culprits.
Defense Department CIO is concerned the legislation might collide with internal Pentagon realignment efforts.
Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves hopes that putting teeth in data reporting requirements will give smaller firms a better chance to compete for federal contracts.
The IT acquisition bill, modified since it first went to the Senate in 2013, was approved by voice vote.
Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.
Results of a study on barriers to government contracting are expected to be released in early March.
The IT acquisition overhaul bill the House will vote on Tuesday includes a few changes from the version included in the House-passed defense policy measure last year.
Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.
The goal is to provide a legal rationale that does not ban certain activities, but Republicans on the commission are skeptical.
Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.
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