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House OKs Modernizing Government Technology Act

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bipartisan bill that would authorize federal agencies to create their own working capital funds to update their information technology systems, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and other lawmakers introduced on April 28 the Modernizing Government Technology Act that would …

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Rep. Will Hurd Proposes Formation of ‘Cyber National Guard’ to Address IT Skills Gap

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has said a central team of cyber experts could help address the federal government’s information technology skills shortage, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes Hurd said at a meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology that the “cyber national guard” will recruit qualified IT …

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Wants Senate to Pass Govt IT Modernization Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) expects the Senate to pass a bill that would set aside $3.1 billion in funds to support federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Connolly wants the Modernizing Government Technology Act to move through the Senate during a lame duck session of Congress after the Nov. 8 election. …

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Reps. Ted Lieu, Will Hurd: HHS Should Require Health Providers to Notify Govt Agencies of Ransomware Attacks

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-California) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to develop guidance that would require healthcare providers to immediately report cases of ransomware-related attacks to government agencies and information sharing and analysis organizations. The lawmakers told Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy …

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House Committee Asks GAO to Assess OMB’s Management of Top 10 IT Priority Programs

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has requested the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the Office of Management and Budget’s oversight of the top 10 priority initiatives for information technology. House panel members told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dorado in a letter published Tuesday to assess how the U.S. Digital Service …

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Rep. Will Hurd: DHS Should Assist State, Local Agencies in Cyber Threat Mgmt

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has said the Department of Homeland Security can serve as a resource for state and local government agencies to determine strategies against sophisticated cyber threats, GCN reported Wednesday. Hurd told the publication he believes conversations between leaders at all levels of government are necessary to secure U.S. critical infrastructure. He proposed a …

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