The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s lineup of subcommittees will include a new one in the 114th Congress. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform’s new Subcommittee on Information Technology. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what to expect from his subcommittee, his four priorities, and what he’ll look at first.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has four top priorities as new chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT, and he wants to use a “three-legged stool” approach to realize them.
In this week’s edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller examines the unintended consequences of 1990s procurement reform and how OFPP plans to address them. Plus, multiple congressmen crack down on duplication issues at the Department of Homeland Security. Also in this edition, what’s behind the retirement of a long-time CIO at Education and a procurement executive at Veterans Affairs?
Three house lawmakers are asking GAO to evaluate the CEDCaP program after the Census Bureau’s last IT Census project ran billions over budget.
Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on IT, said he will use the FITARA scorecard currently under development to hold agencies accountable. He promised hearings on both FITARA and the OPM data breach this fall.
Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) held a field hearing in San Antonio, Texas last week to better understand how agencies are implementing cloud computing.
There is a growing interest on Capitol Hill to codify some aspects of cloud computing, including the security authorization program known as FedRAMP.
Section 209 of the Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would give DHS emergency powers during a cyber attack on federal or contractor networks holding federal data. Some say the provision is too vague.
The EINSTEIN Act of 2015 authorized the Department of Homeland Security to deploy the EINSTEIN 3A program across the federal government. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said he wants Congress to authorize EINSTEIN as the Act does. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Information Technology subcommittee, is the sponsor of the EINSTEIN Act. He told In Depth with Francis Rose how the EINSTEIN Act would empower DHS.
The Senate’s passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act on Oct. 27 has a top House cybersecurity lawmaker pushing for the White House to get the bill as soon as possible.