Jun 27 2014

Senate Lawmakers Move Forward with IT Reform

Congress is one step closer to passing legislation that would empower federal CIOs and reform the outdated law that governs IT security.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee this week approved three bills by voice vote, including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, which would shift the focus from agencies producing paper-based security reports to continuous monitoring. Here’s FCW’s summary of the bills.

The committee also approved the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which would require CIOs to participate in technology-related budget planning and approve hiring of IT personnel. Federal News Radio reports that the Senate bill "significantly strays from the House version."