Even without the financial oversight responsibilities the Treasury Department would receive under the House-approved version of the DATA Act (H.R. 2061), the department intends to standardize the subset of agency financial reporting it already controls, said a Treasury Department official.
A new name for the Government Printing Office would clear up confusion about the agency and help it attract a younger workforce, Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks said.
Healthcare.gov is able to support far more web traffic than previously, say Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials, stating in a Dec. 4 press call that it took in more than 950,000 visits the day before.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced Dec. 3 it would convene a multistakeholder process focused on privacy to develop a voluntary code of conduct that specifies how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies to facial recognition technology in a commercial environment.
If someone visits the site while it is at capacity, it will prompt them to enter an email address and then send an email with suggestions for when to try again, said Jeffrey Zients, the Obama administration official overseeing efforts to repair the site. The email will include a link that places the user at the front of the line when he or she attempts to visit the site again.
Fifteen years after Congress required the Internal Revenue Service to let taxpayers access their information online, the agency's progress toward that goal remains inadequate, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says.
Obama administration officials told reporters during a Dec. 1 call that they've met their objective of making healthcare.gov work smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of November, also releasing a report (.pdf) containing metrics.
Two academics who set out to analyze government grants to nonprofit organizations found that the databases housing that information continue to resist easy use.
A Thanksgiving glut of users may overwhelm healthcare.gov, worry Obama administration officials.
The Internet is bolstering the views of majorities but may leave minorities vulnerable, said Zeynep Tufekci, an information science and sociology professor at the University of North Carolina, during a Brookings Institution event Nov. 25.