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House Passes Bipartisan IT Software License Mgmt Reform Bill

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The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill co-authored by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pennsylvania) and 28 other colleagues that seeks to reform how the federal government manages software licenses. Cartwright’s office said Wednesday the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016 received a 366-0 vote and will work to codify and …

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House OKs DHS Cyber Function Reorg Bill

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The House Homeland Security Agency has approved a bill to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions and component responsibilities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the bill would have DHS turn its National Protection and Programs Directorate into an operational agency under the name of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, which would be led …

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House OKs $622M Package for Zika Response Effort

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House lawmakers have cleared a $622.1 million funding package for response efforts that aim to help mitigate the threat from the Zika virus and prevent its spread. The Zika Response Appropriations Act received a vote of 241-184 to approve fiscal year 2016 funds for agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, …

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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill

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House and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve …

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