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House Presents Performance Enhancement Bill, Reviews Existing IT Laws; Jay Mahanand Quoted

Jay Mahanand

Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., and Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., have introduced a bill that aims to involve key stakeholders and resources in federal performance planning. The two introduced the Performance Enhancement Reform Act during a biannual hearing last Friday. Connolly, who chairs the House's Subcommittee on Government Operations, administered this hearing to review the implementation of three existing technology laws. 

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House OKs Bill to Codify FedRAMP, Create Federal Cloud Advisory Panel

OCONUS Cloud Strategy

The House has passed a bipartisan bill by voice vote that seeks to codify the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and establish an advisory panel that would coordinate procurement and cybersecurity efforts under the governmentwide cloud computing initiative. GSA found that the number of agencies reusing certified platforms under the program rose 50 percent during fiscal 2020.

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GSA IG to Investigate Revised FBI HQ Consolidation Plan

The General Services Administration‘s inspector general will review GSA’s decision to change its plans for the consolidation of the FBI‘s headquarters. GSA IG Carol Ochoa wrote Tuesday in a letter to Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Virginia) that her office will look into GSA’s decision-making process for the revised FBI Headquarters Consolidation project. The …

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House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Federal IT Modernization

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced a bill that aims to help federal agencies use savings from information technology initiatives to fund future IT modernization projects. Under the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal agency savings achieved through IT-related efforts would be placed in a working capital fund that can be used for up …

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Senate Bill Aims for Federal Program Mgmt Reform

A bill introduced by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) seeks to help federal agencies emulate project management strategies that have worked in the private sector. Ernst said Thursday the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 aims “to correct widespread deficiencies, lax oversight and unnecessary cost …

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Washington-area Lawmakers Want Thaw in Federal Pay Freeze

Led by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House majority leader, a bevy of local lawmakers is pushing back against the Obama administration’s plans for a two-year federal pay freeze. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.) Monday, the lawmarkers urged Congress …

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