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VanRoekel signals tepid support for Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel offered the administration's first public comment since the major IT reform bill passed the House as part of the 2014 Defense Authorization bill. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a blunt warning to the White House if it does not support the legislation.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , IT reform , FITARA , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/26/2013, 05:44am EDT
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OMB says PortfolioStat's impact measured by billions of dollars in savings

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel is testifying this morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the progress of several IT reform initiatives. He says agencies are on track to close or consolidate more than 850 data centers in 2013.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , John Mica , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , Dave McClure , GAO , Dave Powner , data center consolidation , PortfolioStat , IT consolidation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:47am EDT

Bills aim to fix construction contracting potholes for small businesses

House Small Business Committee members introduce two bills to ban reverse auctions in many cases and mandate a two-step process to evaluate design and build procurements.

Tags: contracting , industry , House Small Business Committee , Richard Hanna , Sam Graves , construction services , Congress , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/19/2013, 01:04pm EDT

Postal Service reform making significant progress in House

In the past few weeks, competing draft proposals have been circulating on Capitol Hill. But at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) took a step toward compromise. Issa agreed to make changes to his draft plan, including adopting several measures proposed by Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in postal reform legislation he separately introduced Wednesday.

Tags: Congress , House , oversight , USPS , postal reform , Pat Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 09:01pm EDT

House approves IT reform amendment to Defense bill

The first major IT reform bill in a decade has cleared the first of three hurdles to become law. The bill would empower CIOs by reducing the number of people with that title to one per agency, and give that person authority over the IT budget and personnel decisions.

Tags: technology , Congress , Darrell Issa , FITARA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 05:53pm EDT

House approves FISMA modernization bill, two other cyber bills

An update to the Federal Information Security Management Act and the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013 passed through the House Tuesday night. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act also passed, but faces a veto threat because of concerns over data protection.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Congress , Darrell Issa , White House , FISMA , information sharing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:23am EDT

PRC to analyze impact of changing Saturday mail delivery

The U.S. Postal Service continues to insist changes are necessary to help deal with budget woes in the face of congressional resistance. The Postal Service also is accelerating the closure of 53 mail processing plants.

Tags: Congress , management , budget , PRC , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , Larry Frum

Monday - 04/01/2013, 06:04pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - March 27

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Frank Reeder , Cameron Munter , Mike Causey , Jim Dyer , Steven Fuller

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 06:56pm EDT

Debate rages over USPS delivery changes

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced last month it would end Saturday delivery of first-class mail. But a new legal decision from the Government Accountability Office seemed to offer more questions than answers.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , USPS , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:14pm EDT
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