by clicking on the page. A slider will appear, allowing you to adjust your zoom level. Return to the original size by clicking on the page again.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider on the top right.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field and click on "In This Issue" or "All Issues" to search the current issue or the archive of back issues respectively.
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
this publication and page.
displays a table of sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays thumbnails of every page in the issue. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse through every available issue.
FCW : December 2013
8 December 2013 FCW.COM Trending could mark the next government shutdown if funding is not extended before the current stopgap expires. 1/15/14 House passes DATA Legislation aimed at standardizing federal spending data and making the information easily accessible to the public passed the House by a vote of 388-1 on Nov. 18. The bipartisan Digital Accountabil- ity and Transparency Act --- introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Govern- ment Reform Committee, and backed by ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) --- would require that all federal spending be recorded on USA- spending.gov. The data would be standardized and machine readable to facilitate bulk export and analysis. The bill would also move responsi- bility for USAspending.gov from the Of ce of Management and Budget to the Treasury Department and give agency inspectors general and the comptroller general some oversight authority over the quality and accu- racy of the data. A companion Senate bill, which has won committee approval, does not contain the oversight provision, and supporters are concerned that the measure would be less effective without it. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), sponsor of the Senate bill, cheered passage of the House version. "Transparency is critical to our democracy, especially for a federal government that spends more than $3.7 trillion each year, "he said. "And in this tough economic cli- mate, we should be doing all we can to ensure that taxpayers and policy- makers can follow the money to hold our government more accountable. " --- Adam Mazmanian Cyber overhaul, FITARA could be added to defense bill Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) wants to add his cybersecurity legislation to the $625 billion defense authoriza- tion bill when lawmakers return in December. His measure would provide a legislative framework for some elements of President Barack Obama's execu- tive order on cyberse- curity. It would put the National Institute of Standards and Technol- ogy in charge of efforts to facilitate voluntary standards for protecting critical infrastructure, and require the White House's Of ce of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation to conduct cybersecurity research and fund grant activities for workforce education. Armed Services Committee Chair- man Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Major- ity Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have expressed support for adding the measure to the defense bill, but it is one of more than 500 amendments leaders were trying to winnow down to a man- ageable level before oor debate was set to resume Dec. 9. Meanwhile, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has proposed an amend- ment to the defense bill that contains most of the House version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. FITARA, backed by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), was passed as part of the House's version of the defense authorization bill in June. "The problems with the Afford- able Care Act website highlight the need for a larger effort to upgrade our information technology infra- structure, " Shaheen said in a state- ment. "What we're doing right now is outdated, expensive and inef cient. We have to upgrade the way we do business, boost accountability and oversight, and put in place the right kind of federal IT infrastructure for the future, and we have to do it now. " Obama has not weighed in on FITARA speci cally, but in the wake of the HealthCare.gov debacle, he has spoken publicly about the need to reform IT procurement and management. --- Adam Mazmanian House panel OKs funding for intell IT modernization The House's Permanent Select Com- mittee on Intelligence approved legislation that would set policy and funding levels for intelligence com- munity programs in scal 2014, including an initia- tive to modernize and consolidate technology. The bill would also authorize $75 million to target insider threats in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks. Other provisions would create new counterintelligence positions, cut space programs by $130 million and increase funding to improve intelligence collection against speci c adversaries. In addi- tion, an amendment introduced by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) would expand opportunities for cybersecu- rity education. --- Amber Corrin HILL ROUNDUP Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Rep. Darrell Issa
November 30, 2013