President Trump intends to nominate Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., as director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
Issa previously served as chair of the House committee on oversight and government reform, the White House said Wednesday.
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that seeks to overturn agency regulations that were finalized in the last 60 legislative days of a president’s term, Government Executive reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes the Midnight Rules Relief Act received a 238-184 vote and will amend the 1996 Congressional Review Act to …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Federal CIO Tony Scott has expressed his optimism regarding the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act compared to previous IT acquisition reform efforts, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Scott also noted FITARA sponsors Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) continue to oversee implementation. “I think more and more …Read More »
U.S. lawmakers have included a new proposed bill in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 that will give agency chief information officers greater authority over spending and contracting, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act would enable CIOs to make decisions on IT-related …Read More »
The House Republican Steering Committee has endorsed Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to be chairman of the Oversight Committee and Government Reform Committee, Politico reported Tuesday. Jake Sherman writes Chaffetz is currently in his third term in Congress and would succeed Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) if approved by the full Republican conference. …Read More »
Darrell Issa (R-Calf.), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has said a newly passed legislation intends to cut the number of redundant government reports, Federal Times reported Thursday. Michael Hardy writes the Government Reports Elimination Act obtained final approval from the House on Nov. 12 after the Senate passed …Read More »
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 …Read More »