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FCW : February 2014
to get more small businesses involved in government IT contracting. Eshoo said the bill "gives all Ameri- can innovators a fair shake at compet- ing for valuable federal IT contracts by lowering the burden of entry." Furthermore, "studies show that 94 percent of major government IT proj- ects between 2003 and 2012 came in over budget, behind schedule or failed completely," she wrote in an email statement. "In an $80 billion sector of our federal government s budget, this is an absolutely unacceptable waste of taxpayer dollars." Connolly said that "despite incre- mental improvements in federal IT management over the years, the bot- tom line is that large-scale federal IT program failures continue to waste taxpayers dollars, while jeopardizing our nation s ability to carry out funda- mental constitutional responsibilities, from conducting a census to securing our borders." The bill proposes paying for the new office with surplus fees from the General Services Administration. --- Adam Mazmanian Trending 10 February 2014 FCW.COM Web events per second are ltered and analyzed by the Defense Information Systems Agency 50,000 In the wake of the flawed launch of HealthCare.gov, two prominent House Democrats are teaming up on a proposal that would route the development of high-pro le govern- ment websites through a new White House IT of ce. That of ce would have in-house tech talent and be led by a federal chief technology of cer newly empowered to regulate major IT procurement. Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) released a discussion draft of their Reforming Federal Procurement of Information Technology (RFP-IT) Act on Jan. 27. It is designed to work alongside, not supplant, previous reform proposals such as the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, which Connolly co-spon- sored with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). FITARA, which came close to becoming law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, is expect- ed to move through the House as a stand-alone bill. The Eshoo-Connolly bill would authorize the creation of a Digital Gov- ernment Of ce and give it oversight responsibility for major IT projects before they are launched. The of ce would be led by a CTO with the power to hire top talent from the private sec- tor and tap the resources of the Presi- dential Innovation Fellows. That position would differ from the one currently held by Todd Park in that the new CTO would lead his or her own of ce and have the power to regulate IT procurement. Park s job is linked to the White House Of ce of Science and Technology Policy, and he serves as an evangelist and coor- dinator for open-data policy and other technology initiatives. In addition, the bill would raise the dollar value of contracts eligible for bidding via a streamlined process from $150,000 to $500,000 in an effort Connolly, Eshoo propose new CTO-led IT of ce Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) have proposed legislation that would give the U.S. CTO the authority to regulate major IT spending. President Barack Obama has reported- ly selected a successor for Gen. Keith Alexander, National Security Agency director and commander of U.S. Cyber Command. Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, com- mander of the Navy s Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet, will replace Alexander when he steps down in March. Rogers, who has led the Navy s cyber component since 2011 and is a 2014 Federal 100 winner, was widely predicted to be the one chosen for the job. According to the Washington Post, Obama himself recently interviewed Rogers. The change in leadership comes as NSA remains under scrutiny nearly a year after leaked documen- tation revealed the agency s domestic spying activities. In December, Obama decided that NSA and Cyber Command would remain connected under a sin- gle, dual-hatted military leader rather than split into two organizations. Before taking the helm at the 10th Fleet, Rogers was director of intelli- gence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Paci c Command. That back- ground makes him well-versed in the worlds of policy, intelligence, coopera- tion and on-the-ground requirements in cyber warfare, which he talked about at the Navy League s annual Sea-Air- Space Exposition in April 2013. "If we think we re going to do cyber offense in the closet somewhere, we ve totally missed the boat on this thing," Rogers said at the conference. "We need to be able to integrate the desired effects we re going to achieve into a commander s options, and we need the commander to make the deci- sion enlisting the best tools, with the authorities to do it." --- Amber Corrin Obama picks next NSA/ Cyber Command chief
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