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House Republican Leadership Okays Skype On House Network [CORRECTED]

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 28 2011

The U.S. Capitol Building. Photo: Wikimedia The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has approved the use of Skype and ooVoo on the House network, Committee on House Administration chairman Daniel ... Read More

Senate Staffer Says Hackers Knocked, But Didn't Get Far

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

Hackers gained access to files on Senate.gov over the weekend, but gained access to no sensitive information, Deputy U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Martina Bradford said in a statement emailed to reporters last night. ... Read More

Updated: Hackers Say They've Broken Into Senate.gov

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 13 2011

LulzSec, the same people who hacked PBS.org, announced today that they've hacked into Senate.gov, the website of the U.S. Senate. A spokeswoman for the Senate Sergeant at Arms, the office responsible for the senate's ... Read More

Twenty-First Century Disclosure: Reinvent, Refocus, or Re-Fund?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 13 2011

Coming late to today's what-to-do-about-tracking-federal-spending party is OMB Watch, an organization that has long been a primary source of information on the story behind the story about how the government spends your ... Read More

As Federal IT Expands, So Does the Demand for Accountability

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 18 2009

As promised, a post on the booming federal IT budget. OMB has announced that federal monies dedicated to technology projects will increase by a minimum of 7.2% for FY2010. That's not an insignificant boost when we're ... Read More

Senator: The Failure of Census Handsets is "Appalling"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 18 2009

I'm finishing up a post about the challenges facing OMB and incoming CIO Vivek Kundra when it comes to federal IT and its sky-rocketing budget, but in digging around the Internet a problem project jumps out. Read More