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Spending bill addresses modernization, e-government

July 15, 2005 Business modernization and e-government initiatives are among the technology issues addressed in the fiscal 2006 spending bill for the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Transportation, and Treasury departments. Under the bill, H.R. 3058, nearly $200 million would go toward acquisition of information technology systems for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)....

House panel reviews progress toward paperwork reduction

June 14, 2005 Agency officials gathered on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to describe how their departments are abiding by legislation designed to reduce the federal paperwork burden on the public. Presiding over the House Government Reform Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee hearing, Chairwoman Candice Miller, R-Mich., chastised federal agencies for their implementation of the Paperwork...

Lawmakers offer divergent views on promoting cybersecurity

May 18, 2005 Two House lawmakers Wednesday offered divergent views on how the federal government can best promote cybersecurity. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., expressed support for creating an assistant secretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security during a discussion on cybersecurity sponsored by George Mason University's Critical Infrastructure Protection Program. Lofgren,...

Lawmakers introduce homeland security bills

May 6, 2005 Federal lawmakers targeted homeland security with technology-related legislation introduced this week. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., introduced legislation designed to improve air cargo security by requiring that all cargo carried on passenger and all-cargo carriers be physically inspected before being loaded onboard. The bill, H.R. 2044, also would mandate that the...

Senate panel questions U.S. bioterrorism preparedness

April 28, 2005 Senate Republicans expressed concern Thursday that despite the government's ongoing efforts, the nation remains susceptible to a bioterrorist threat. At an Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing focused on bioterrorism, Chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said while progress has been made to improve national security, the country should not underestimate how far...

Treasury budget proposals aimed at modernization

April 26, 2005 President Bush's fiscal 2006 budget request for $612 million to update high-tech efforts throughout the Treasury Department and its agencies would go toward modernizing programs and boosting online services, but at least one lawmaker expressed skepticism Tuesday. Treasury Secretary John Snow told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the...