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Lawmakers optimistic about IT reform, cyber improvements

The nomination of Shaun Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as a variety of bills dealing with federal IT reform and cybersecurity updates crowded the docket of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee business meeting Wednesday.

Tags: technology , Congress , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Tom Coburn , IT reform , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Beth Cobert , Mark Forman , TASC , Erica McCann , Daniel Castro , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 09:37am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DATA Act is law, IT, acquisition A-11 changes

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. Senate lawmakers prepare to mark-up IT reform bill next week. CIO's spend time at camp where OMB and others emphasize the word of the year: effectiveness.

Tags: technology , DATA Act , financial management , A-11 , OMB , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , FITARA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Steve VanRoekel , Tom Coburn , budget , security clearances , ODNI , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:32pm EDT

Senate's version of FISMA update cleans up around the cyber edges

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members will introduce and markup the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Wednesday. The bill would require OMB to rescind a major section of Circular A-130 in order to fix long-standing complaints with FISMA's reauthorization requirements.

Tags: technology , Congress , Tom Coburn , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , DHS , cybersecurity , FISMA , A-130 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:14pm EDT

OMB nominee Donovan promises to build on predecessor's success, progress

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that connecting the management side with the budget side would better ensure financial and programmatic successes. Lawmakers pressed Donovan on his commitment to implement the DATA Act and reduce duplicative programs.

Tags: management , OMB , Shaun Donovan , HUD , Tom Coburn , Rob Portman , DATA Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:06am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedBizOpps contractor admits to hacking

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: technology , acquisition , ACT-IAC , State , GSA , FCC , FITARA , Tom Coburn , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , AFFIRM , workforce , training , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

The Postal Service's financial problems are the subject of several bills on Capitol Hill to give them more flexibility for making benefits payments, changing their benefits structures, changing their business model and obligations and other options. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose at his office on Capitol Hill yesterday about the problems the Postal Service is facing. In our Congressional Spotlight, Francis Rose asked him what he thinks the Postal Service's business operation looks like several years in the future.

Tags: Postal Service , Senate , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:49pm EDT
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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Congress will try again this session on cybersecurity legislation, but some of the problems that prevented it from passing the last several years are back again. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose about cyber legislation in his office on Capitol Hill today. He says the landscape looks a little different for the legislation this time around.

Tags: Senate , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:58pm EDT
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AFGE leader vows fight over pay, retirement benefits

After playing defense for much of last year the largest federal-employee union is ready to play offense. American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox gave a fiery speech at the union's annual legislative and grassroots mobilization conference in Washington. Also addressing the AFGE crowd were lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , AFGE , J. David Cox , Chris Van Hollen , Tom Cole , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:36am EST
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