Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., is a co-sponsor of the new bill.
January 28, 2014 HealthCare.gov's launch problems inspired legislation aimed at ending a cycle of costly federal IT failures. The measure would create a Digital Government Office charged with reviewing and guiding major IT projects and boost competition for contracts.
HealthCare.gov's failures are prompting a closer look at the federal government's out-of-date technology.
January 9, 2014 Contractors say blame bad project management inside government for multimillion-dollar tech failures like HealthCare.gov. Procurement reformists say it's not fair to "blame the client."
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (right) reacts to Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., at a May hearing. The two are co-authors of a federal IT reform bill.
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November 21, 2013 The disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov is giving an otherwise wonky piece of legislation new momentum. It's called the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, for short. And its two key sponsors are among the most unusual bedfellows in Congress.
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Kansas City is one of the cities making technology a bigger priority in its procurement processes.
November 11, 2013 HealthCare.gov's troubled rollout highlights a systemic problem — the way governments purchase and plan for tech projects. Even President Obama is now calling for procurement reform. But a handful of places are finding ways to solve the problem.
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