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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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Report: Darrell Issa Calls for OMB Guidance to Implement DATA Act

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) believes the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act across government will move forward once the executive branch releases guidance for agencies, GovExec reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes that Issa, a former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at a recent Data …

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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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Rep. Darrell Issa Amends USPS Financial Reform Bill

Rep. Darrell Issa, Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, has issued amendments to his legislation that seeks to revamp the financial management of the U.S. Postal Service, Federal News Radio reports. Jack Moore writes the updates to the 2013 Postal Reform Act’s discussion draft reflect several proposals from Rep. Elijah …

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Darrell Issa to Introduce Updated Federal Spending Tracker Bill

Oversight and Government Reform committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa will be reintroducing a bill that calls for streamlining federal spending information with updates on open data and more, according to an FCW article. Adam Mazmanian writes that Issa made the announcement about an updated Digital Accountability and Transparency Act during a …

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Darrell Issa Proposing IT Reform Bill Within 3 Weeks

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will introduce new information technology reform legislation within the next three weeks, Information Week reports. J. Nicholas Hoover writes Issa and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) floated a draft version of the Federal Information Technology Reform Act in September 2012. FITARA intends to give agency …

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Reps Darrell Issa and Blake Farenthold Ask GAO for Gov. Performance Mgmt Audit

The government’s latest effort at performance management known as GEAR, Goals-Engagement-Accountability-Results, will be the subject of a Congressional audit. According to a Federal Times article, the Office of Personnel Management is leading the program which was launched in late 2011 and is currently being tested at five agencies. Reps. Darrell Issa and Blake Farenthold asked …

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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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