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HealthCare.gov contractors point fingers at CMS for site bottlenecks

The House Energy and Commerce Committee called representatives from four contractors including prime contractor CGI Federal to the committee to investigate the bumpy launch of the health care website. Contractors responsible for key parts of the website told lawmakers that the federal government was responsible for comprehensively testing the site and that a late decision to require logging into the system before browsing for insurance plans created bottlenecks that crippled the site.

Tags: technology , oversight , acquisition , Cheryl Campbell , CGI Federal , HealthCare.gov , Andrew Slavitt , QSSI , Tim Murphy , Jack Moore , HHS

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 03:35pm EDT

DoE restructures management offices to cut waste, improve security

The Department of Energy detailed to House lawmakers Wednesday its plans to create a new undersecretary for management and performance and expand its undersecretary of science office.

Tags: management , Congress , Department of Energy , Daniel Poneman , Beth Robinson , David Trimble , Tim Murphy , Kathy Castor , Gregory Friedman , Melissa Dawkins

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 06:03am EDT

GOP lawmakers urge Obama to drop cyber executive order

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate wrote to President Barack Obama urging him to not issue an executive order setting voluntary cybersecurity standards for private-sector operators of critical infrastructure.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , cybersecurity , cybersecurity legislation , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Fred Upton , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Cybersecurity Act of 2012 , CISPA , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 06:39pm EDT

NIH director voices concerns about sequestration

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on Health shared concern about effects of potential sequestration on the agency, specifically in the area of funding grants.

Tags: NIH , Congress , sequestration , NCATS , Esther Carey , Francis Collins

Friday - 06/22/2012, 08:01pm EDT

Lawmakers push DoD, Energy for answers on IT supply chain security

Two GAO reports find agencies lack oversight and controls over ensuring vendors buy the components for hardware and software from trusted sources. DoD is ahead of most agencies. It is using intelligence expertise to secure the supply chain of national security systems.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , DHS , Energy , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Gil Vega , Mitchell Komaroff , Supply chain management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Now on Google street view: The homes of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

The folks from the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog are going after Google for taking "Street View" photos of the homes 19 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which happens to be the congressional overseers of much of Google's business.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , best practices

Friday - 07/09/2010, 04:38pm EDT

NIH faces economic strains in 2011

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health yesterday that the immediate future could be difficult because of poor economic conditions and stimulus funds running dry.

Tags: Rachel Stevens , NIH , Francis Collins , Congress

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 05:47pm EDT
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