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Rep. Tom Graves Named Vice Chair of House Committee on Congress Modernization

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has appointed Tom Graves, R-Ga., as vice chair of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, McCarthy’s office said Monday in a press release. “Technology has unquestionably improved House productivity, but we must aspire to do better when it comes to connecting with and serving the American people."

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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard: House Democrats Propose DHS Support Efforts Amid Limited Budget

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, listed a number of democrat-supported border security proposals. The proposals intend to balance investments within the Department of Homeland Security given a limited budget, Roybal-Allard's office said Wednesday.

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Rep. Jim Langevin Calls on Congress to Limit Committees with Cyber Oversight

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., said Congress should reduce the nearly 80 groups of lawmakers that have authority over cyber issues to speed up the decision making process, Nextgov reported Tuesday. He's requested congressional leaders limit the number of committees and create a time frame for how long lawmakers could work on each cyber-related bill. 

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House Passes Bill Identifying State Department Cyber Weaknesses; Rep. Ted Lieu Quoted

The House of Representatives passed a bill to hire ethical hackers to detect cyber vulnerabilities within the Department of State's network. The Hack Your State Department Act would authorize professional hackers to report on the DOS network's weaknesses under a bug bounty program, the office of Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., said Tuesday

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House Releases Bill Increasing $150M Tech Modernization Fund Amid Shutdown

The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill adding $25M to the Technology Modernization Fund intended to provide assistance to agencies with crucial information technology programs, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The legislation is the tenth spending bill seeking to reopen parts of the federal government following the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

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House Assigns IT, Government Operations Oversight to Single Panel

The House plans to combine the subcommittees that handle information technology oversight and government operations to help in technology modernization across the government, FCW reported Tuesday. The decision comes amid the growing number of government operations relying on IT, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said in a statement. 

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House Passes Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill After Reintroduction; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

The House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer and appoint a complementary support executive. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 aims to further secure the nation's digital infrastructure and streamline information technology reporting, the office of Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Tuesday

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Rep. Frank Pallone Urges FCC to Hold Briefing on Wireless Carriers’ Data Disclosure

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai requesting a briefing on the disclosure of data by wireless carriers, E&C said Friday. Rep. Pallone urged Pai to identify and discuss actions taken by the FCC to resolve the issue of wireless carriers disclosing the real-time location data of consumers without authorization.

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