Agency official touts efforts to reduce energy consumption; hints at pending acquisition regulations.
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Legislation would update the six-year-old bill establishing requirements for securing personal or sensitive data.
Ensuring only authorized users have access to data is among the top challenges facing agencies, says GAO.
Advocates push for passage of a bill that would direct federal surplus property to communities in need.
Technology association official says only a Web-based system will reduce backlog of needed clearances.
Agencies save $58 million on technology to protect sensitive data.
The agency would see 18 percent cut under president’s 2009 request.
After teetering on the edge of shutdown, LORAN will be upgraded as backup for Global Positioning System.
Proposal includes development of network for president and other top officials that could operate after nuclear blast.
Bill also calls for pilot projects to determine the efficacy of technologies such as unmanned aircraft.