Tag Archives: House Oversight and Reform Committee

House Lawmakers Want Biden to Name Nominees to Merit Systems Protection Board

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Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., chairman of the House Oversight and Reform’s government operations subcommittee, and Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., ranking member of the House subpanel, have called on President Biden to nominate members to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Hice and Connolly said MSPB has lacked a quorum since Jan. 2017 and has been without a single member on the board since March 2019. 

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AI National Security Commission Calls for DOD to Develop Career Pathways to Retain AI Talent; Eric Schmidt Quoted

Artificial intelligence

Leaders and commissioners of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the Department of Defense (DOD) and federal civilian agencies should come up with career pathways to help recruit and retain AI talent in government service. Robert Work said adding a computational thinking section to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery could help the military identify potential AI talent.

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Upcoming GAO Report to Recommend Ways to Ensure ICT Supply Chain Security; Carol Harris Quoted

Carol Harris

An upcoming Government Accountability Office (GAO) report will present more than 100 recommendations on how federal civilian agencies can address risks posed by foreign suppliers to their supply chains of information and communications technologies. The report is based on GAO’s analysis of supply chains of 23 civilian agencies.

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Bill Zielinski Responds to House Lawmakers’ Questions Over GSA’s E-Commerce Program

Bill Zielinski, assistant commissioner of the General Services Administration’s office of information technology category, said GSA hopes to award a contract for the e-commerce platform program by the end of March or soon after that, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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OPM Experiences Data Center Outage as Administration Pursues GSA Merger

The Office of Personnel Management experienced a disruption to its information technology systems due to a data center outage at OPM’s headquarters last week, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “Significant OPM programs and missions were impacted for multiple hours last week during an incident that impacted OPM information technology,” Stephen Billy, deputy chief of staff at OPM, told the publication. 

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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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