Tag Archives: Steny Hoyer

Tony Scott: Govt Seeks to Manage Old and New IT in Bimodal Environment

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Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has revealed the government’s plan to manage legacy and update-to-date information technology systems in what he calls a bimodal ecosystem, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes the bimodal IT approach is part of the Obama administration’s proposed $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund introduced by …

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Agencies Strive to Meet Security Updates Deadline

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has pointed up the struggle of various agencies in implementing security patches on time for critical vulnerabilities, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Meredith Somers writes Chaffetz told committee members at a hearing Wednesday that 39 out of more than 360 vulnerabilities …

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Tony Scott: White House Proposes Federal IT Modernization Fund Bill

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The White House has proposed a bill that would create a $3.1 billion revolving fund to help federal agencies update their legacy information technology systems and bolster the government’s cybersecurity posture. U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott, a 2016 Wash100 recipient, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday the White House’s proposal calls for …

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Democrats Call for Non-Defense Funding Boost; Nita Lowey Comments

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Democrats have called on Republican lawmakers to raise the budget for non-defense agencies during a rally at the Capitol building, GovExec reported Wednesday. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) have pushed for the passage of a budget agreement in October to remove budget …

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Lawmakers Submit Bills to Raise Federal Worker Pay 4% in 2016

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Lawmakers from the upper and lower chambers of Congress have introduced identical bills that implement a 3.8-percent across-the-board pay increase for federal employees in 2016, GovExec reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes that Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and several cosponsors introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act in the House, while Sen. Brian Schatz …

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Supercommittee May Want More Time on Deficit Deal

A top House Democrat recently spoke of the deficit reduction supercommittee currently working to seek an extension on finding ways to slash the budget deficit before its Thanksgiving deadline in a report by the New York Times. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the panel may ask Congress to extend the …

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Administration’s Proposal on Disclosing Contractors’ Political Donations Not a Hit on the Hill

Following a House oversight hearing yesterday about a draft executive order requiring government contractors to disclose political contributions, the administration’s proposal is continuing to plummet in popularity — on both sides of the aisle. A draft of the proposed executive order began circulating a few weeks ago, instantly drawing the …

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