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House Approves FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension

U.S. House members voted 418-0 Wednesday to pass a bill that would extend Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to the government’s data center modernization and consolidation initiatives, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The FITARA Enhancement Act would extend the deadline for federal agencies to consolidate data repositories by two years through …

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Senate-Approved Fiscal 2018 NDAA Includes Govt IT Modernization Bill

The new Senate-passed defense spending package contains a bill that would fund projects to modernize government information technology systems. A press release published Monday on Sen. Jerry Moran’s (R-Kansas) website said the upper chamber inserted the Modernizing Government Technology Act as an amendment to the  National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal …

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Lawmakers Urge Sens. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill to Mark Up Federal IT Modernization Bill

Four senators have asked Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), the committee’s ranking member, to mark up a bipartisan bill that would allow federal agencies to establish their own working capital funds to upgrade their information technology systems. The lawmakers …

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House OKs Modernizing Government Technology Act

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bipartisan bill that would authorize federal agencies to create their own working capital funds to update their information technology systems, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and other lawmakers introduced on April 28 the Modernizing Government Technology Act that would …

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House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Federal IT Modernization

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 …

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Senators Urge FCC to Investigate Cellphone Surveillance Tech Interference Complaints

Twelve senators have asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate complaints against the state and local law enforcement agencies’ use of surveillance devices that simulate cellphone towers to gather cellphone identification and location information. Some complaints filed with FCC alleged that cell-site simulators disrupt consumers’ cellular service, can potentially interfere with emergency communications including 911 calls and are used …

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