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Rep. Darrell Issa Announces Retirement

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018 after nearly two decades in Congress, Nextgov reported Wednesday. His 18-career in the lower chamber includes time as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and as a proponent of federal information technology reform …

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House Approves Email Privacy Bill in Unanimous Vote

The House on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would require the U.S. government to obtain a warrant to search email messages and other electronic files stored in the cloud, Broadcasting & Cable reported Tuesday. John Eggerton writes the Email Privacy Act would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and would authorize law enforcement agencies to access …

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Tony Scott Optimistic About FITARA Effectiveness on Federal IT Reform

Federal CIO Tony Scott has expressed his optimism regarding the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act compared to previous IT acquisition reform efforts, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Scott also noted FITARA sponsors Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) continue to oversee implementation. “I think more and more …

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Lawmakers Propose Federal IT Reform With 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

U.S. lawmakers have included a new proposed bill in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 that will give agency chief information officers greater authority over spending and contracting, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act would enable CIOs to make decisions on IT-related …

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Darrell Issa Says FISMA Led to HealthCare.gov Launch Failure

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continues to question government security protocols that potentially led to problems with the launch of the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Issa, in a closed hearing he attended this week, criticized the Federal Information Security Management Act, which allows top officials to decide …

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