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Spotlight: Issa turns attention to IoT standards

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has begun echoing the IT security community and calling on the government to provide better standards for the Internet of Things.

Spotlight: Treasury publishes data format for federal spending

In a long-awaited release, the Treasury Department on Friday published the final schema for its federal spending data format on the Federal Spending Transparency GitHub portal.

Testimonials in congressional FOIA report point to administration influence, exemption overuse, noncompliance with processing rules

A congressional report on the handling of Freedom of Information Act requests drew largely on testimonials from agency staff, watchdogs and requesters, and cast an unfavorable light on the state of openness and transparency in the federal government.

OPM breach story playing out at Education Dept., says congressman

Agencies aren't doing enough to implement the information security recommendations made by the oversight community, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Bipartisan group wants to ban criminal history on federal job applications

A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill Sept. 10 that would prohibit federal contractors and agencies from asking about an applicant's criminal history until after they are offered a position.

Bipartisan group wants to ban criminal history on federal job applications

A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill Sept. 10 that would prohibit federal contractors and agencies from asking about an applicant's criminal history until after they are offered a position.

New report to congressional caucus paints broad picture of cloud computing progress, obstacles

While the report said that most agencies are "fence sitters," there are those who are unwilling or hesitant to move to the cloud because these "box huggers...fear loss of control and getting blamed for failure."

FOIA reform is dead for now

Freedom of Information Act reform is dead for this Congressional session. As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) closed the last meeting of the 113th Congress, the FOIA bill was nowhere to be found despite pleas from both sides of the aisle. The Senate last week passed updated bipartisan FOIA legislation and urged House lawmakers to pass the bill before the current session ends.

FOIA reform is dead for now

Freedom of Information Act reform is dead for this Congressional session. As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) closed the last meeting of the 113th Congress, the FOIA bill was nowhere to be found despite pleas from both sides of the aisle. The Senate last week passed updated bipartisan FOIA legislation and urged House lawmakers to pass the bill before the current session ends.

Federal IT legislation included in compromised Defense bill

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, will be rolled in to the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, according to a Dec. 3 statement from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The legislation would give federal chief information officers more acquisition oversight.