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Lawmakers Look to Virtual Reality for Training Feds

"It's not just a video game," says spokeswoman for New York Democrat who wrote bill creating advisory committee.

Will Hurd, The Most Vocal Lawmaker on Federal IT Issues, Won’t Seek Reelection

The three-term congressman plans to keep pushing on government IT issues from the private sector.

What To Expect From Future FITARA Scorecards

GAO’s FITARA scorecard lead offers some insight into potential additions—and subtractions—from the biannual federal IT report card.

The Government’s Artificial Intelligence Reality

Agencies are laying the foundations now for their future AI plans. 

Republican Lawmaker Proposes Increased Funding for Energy’s DARPA

The legislation would fund the advanced research and development office for the next five years at increasing levels despite the administration's push to eliminate the office.

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Codify and Reform FedRAMP

The bill would also encourage agencies to reuse  FedRAMP authorized cloud products.

Senator Says He Has Trump and McConnell's Support for Bill to End Shutdowns Permanently

Momentum grows for bipartisan bill to prevent lawmakers from leaving D.C. until they pass spending bills.

Government Should Address Potential Bias in Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers Say

A pair of congressmen outlined their plans to ensure that systems don’t discriminate—even unintentionally.

FBI Director Names China the Nation's Most ‘Severe Counterintelligence Threat’

Russia also shows no signs of stopping its election interference efforts ahead of 2020, Christopher Wray told lawmakers.

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Lawmakers Propose Bills to Secure Connected Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The legislation would set “reasonable” security measures for the numerous IT systems that power our increasingly connected vehicles.

Everyone Dreads Shutdowns, So Why Do They Keep Happening?

The Antideficiency Act is supposed to clarify what happens when Congress fails to pass a budget. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

House Republicans to Trump: Stay Out of Pentagon Cloud Acquisition

Four members of the House Armed Services Committee asked Trump to let the Pentagon award its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract without delay.

Census Chief Assures Lawmakers IT and Cyber Risks are Under Control

But with less than a year until the 2020 count kicks off, the bureau still has little room for error, the Government Accountability Office warns.

High-Level Vacancies Are Weakening Agency Management and Oversight, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Gerry Connolly’s comments marked the release of a bipartisan report recommending ways agencies can deliver better on their missions.

Bipartisan Legislation Targets Chinese Firm Huawei

Congress wants to up its authority on emerging tech threats from China.