Administration stops short of a veto threat, but says the measure would impose administrative and financial burdens on agencies.
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Access to high-speed networks would enable responders to receive federal broadcasts and warnings.
Union blames stalled discussions partly on agency using a contractor to represent it.
An agency is only as good as its ability to communicate.
Most of the department’s computer system infrastructure has been outsourced; costs have fallen 20 percent.
Researchers characterize recommendations as careful, say bid protests and other accountability measures should apply to all purchases.
House plan includes a lot of add-ons for domestic priorities, and incorporates major contracting reform legislation.
Bills reach the floor amidst a series of reports criticizing agency responses to public requests for information.
Agency reports $44.8 billion in annual benefits, mostly from new air quality limits on soot.
Letters to key Homeland Security officials ask for more detail on the budget challenges facing the Federal Protective Service.