As the dust settles from the midterm elections, look for changes to how cybersecurity matters are handled on Capitol Hill. Homeland Security NewsWire is reporting that Representatives Peter King of New York and Darrell Issa of California will likely chair two committees with cybersecurity oversight.
Congressmen introduce legislation requiring agencies to transition to the new telecommunications contract from FTS2001 by May 2010. Towns said the government could lose $500 million because of the delays.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.
From “Experts debate how to cut personnel costs” by Rick Maze in the Air Force Times: “Cutting personnel and retiree health care costs is politically possible only if service members get something in return, such…
Federal agencies are under the gun to develop strategies for moving many of their IT functions into the cloud.
Despite the potential benefits, a congressional watchdog warns that a more detailed game plan is needed to cover security and procedural concerns about cloud computing voiced by federal agencies themselves.
Chairman says government buying power should be saving taxpayers money; instead, dollars are wasted because of implementation delays.
Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.
Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.
Reps. Langevin and McCaul introduce legislation that takes into account many of the recommendations of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President. The White House cyber office would have full policy and budget authority over all civilian agencies.
My countdown of the three biggest news stories of the week, as chosen by experts on the Federal government
A House committee got its latest progress report on the economic stimulus program yesterday. The testimony paints a decidedly mixed picture about whether or not the $787 billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working the way the White House has planned.
How will the federal government strengthen the procurement system? The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement recently held a hearing on this topic. Subcommittee Chairwoman Diane Watson (D-Ca.) joins…