The House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize the federal chief information officer in a move to fortify the nation's cybersecurity. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would grant the executive with authority to report directly to the Office of Management and Budget's director as a presidential appointee, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas said Friday.Read More »
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.
Congressional lawmakers underscored in a recently published report on artificial intelligence the need for the U.S. to remain competitive in the increasingly critical emergent field. The legislators expressed concern at the prospect of the U.S. lagging behind other countries in artificial intelligence technologies, noting how such a scenario could have serious ramifications for the nation’s cybersecurity posture, the ethical use of AI in warfare, and U.S. economic security.Read More »
Congress has passed a bill that would mandate federal agencies to make all public-facing government websites accessible through the use of mobile devices. The Connected Government Act was approved by senators five weeks after the legislation was cleared by House lawmakers, according to an article published Friday on Rep. Robin Kelly’s (D-Illinois) website. “We have a responsibility …Read More »
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has called on the Government Accountability Office to carry out five new reviews related to the agencies’ implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. House panel members told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a letter published Wednesday to determine best practices …Read More »
Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) has begun to solicit comments from policymakers and industry stakeholders about cyber protections by issuing a discussion draft on a bill that would establish minimal cybersecurity standards for internet-connected devices, Nextgov reported Monday. Kelly’s measure is a companion bill to Senate legislation – Internet of Things …Read More »
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 …Read More »
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has requested the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the Office of Management and Budget’s oversight of the top 10 priority initiatives for information technology. House panel members told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a letter published Tuesday to assess how the U.S. Digital Service …Read More »
Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) have requested the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs to update its electronic health record system. In a letter published May 27, the lawmakers asked GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro to provide the …Read More »