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House Approves Proposed Legislation for Transparent Grant-Making Processes

House lawmakers have approved a bill that directs the Office of Management and Budget to provide a modern, standardized reporting system that can translate outdated documents into open data for grant-making agencies and the public.

The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act will help promote transparency in taxpayer spending processes, as well as guide Congress in reviewing grants awarded by the Executive branch, the office of Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Thursday.

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Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Augment Federal CIO Role; Will Hurd Quoted

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have introduced a bill aiming to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer, and establish a clearer structure for information technology reporting in the administration.

The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would rename the Office of E-Government to the Office of the Federal CIO, Hurd's office said Wednesday.

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House Passes Bill to Support Nuclear Research Partnerships; Sen. Mike Crapo Quoted

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill encouraging partnerships with private companies supporting research on clean nuclear power. The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act would require the Department of Energy to collaborate with private sector firms aiming to test new nuclear reactor concepts, the office of Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho said Thursday.

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House Votes to Authorize DHS Office to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

House lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill that authorizes an office within the Department of Homeland Security to leverage necessary tools to counter biological and chemical threats from evolving weapons of mass destruction.

The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 would assign the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office to handle operations to protect the U.S. from WMD threats, the department said Wednesday.

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House Passes Bill to Increase DHS’ Public Transparency; Rep. John Carter Quoted

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would assign chief data officers to the Department of Homeland Security, as a way of promoting digital transparency. Rep. John Carter's, R-Texas, Department of Homeland Security Chief Data Officer Authorization Act would appoint a chief data officer for each of the department's 22 components, the congressman's office said Wednesday.

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House Passes Bill to Codify DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would support the development of the Department of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. The Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act would require the government to develop procedures for systemic cybersecurity risk reporting, regularly deploy new technologies and implement a strategy to grow the program, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas' office said Tuesday.

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Introduces Bill to Revamp FedRAMP Certification Process

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would reform the government’s process for authorizing commercial cloud products and services through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Connolly’s office said Friday FedRAMP Reform Act of 2018 would also institute agency compliance measures and create new metrics to properly implement such measures. He noted …

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House OKs 2 Bipartisan Bills to Encourage Space Tech Development; Rep. Lamar Smith Comments

House lawmakers have passed a pair of bipartisan bills that aim to sustain the country’s  space technology development and exploration efforts. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Wednesday the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act would designate Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA‘s primary hub to develop …

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