(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House Modernization Committee issues last round of recommendations

The House Modernization Committee has passed its final round of recommendations before its term expires at the end of this session of Congress. The committee…

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House Modernization Committee recommends bringing back Office of Technology Assessment

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New bill would let military service members sue Pentagon for medical malpractice

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The U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congress ‘lacks sufficient capacity’ to oversee tech issues, but is Office of Tech Assessment the solution?

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Commerce IG deems GAO staffing higher priority than OTA

Citing the Government Accountability Office’s plans to increase its capacity to conduct science and technology audits later this year, the Commerce Department’s…

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Arguing for the return of the Office of Technology Assessment

The Office of Technology Assessment provided insight to Congress on technology and its implications and was defunded in 1995, but a recently recovered…

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An F-35C Lightning II test aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower of the coast of Norfolk, Va., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.  The aircraft is expected to be deployed with the Navy in 2018.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Navy says F-35 is ready for action

In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 17 years after Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition first started, the Navy said its version of the F-35 is ready for combat.

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