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Report: Congress May Take Up IT Bills in Lame Duck Session

CongressCongress might use a so-called “lame duck” session after November to discuss five pending bills related to information technology, FCW reported Friday.

FCW reports the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is up for review by the Senate, while the Reforming Federal of Procurement of IT Act has bipartisan support in the House.

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act seeks to enforce privacy protections on email content stored in a cloud environment but some legislators think the bill would weaken law enforcement agencies’ authority, according to the article.

The report noted Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act and the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act could also be taken up during the lame duck session.

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