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A competitive America must invest in R&D

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It is often said that budgets are values-based documents. If we value the future competitiveness of the United States, there are three critical priorities that must be reflected in federal spending: education, infrastructure, and research & development (R&D). While much attention is given to investments in education and infrastructure, these components are three legs of the same stool. R&D funding...

Oversight Committee Adopts Connolly Amendment to Add $3 Billion to IT Modernization

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Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, to add more than $3 billion to federal IT modernization efforts. The amendment was included in the Committee markup of the reconciliation package being drafted in the House of Representatives. “This week, Congress continues our importan...

Connolly Holds Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA and the Administration’s Federal IT Priorities

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Yesterday, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a biannual hearing to assess implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and hear from the Federal Chief Information Officer about the Biden Administration’s federal information technology (IT) priorities. The Subcommittee discussed the twelfth iteration of the F...

Chairman Connolly to Hold Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA

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On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. E.T., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold the Subcommittee’s biannual hearing to assess implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and hear from the Federal Chief Information Officer about the Biden Administration’s federal information technology (IT) priorit...

Chairman Connolly to Hold Hearing on Improving State and Local IT Infrastructure After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing entitled “Catalyst for Change: State and Local IT After the Pandemic.” State and local governments are on the frontlines of unprecedented events—like the coronavirus pandemic—and provide lifesaving information and services to those in need of help, i...

Chairs Maloney, Connolly, Lynch Issue Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order to Improve America’s Cybersecurity

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks...

Subcommittee Held Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held the Subcommittee’s biannual hearing to assess implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) act, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). At the start of the hearing, Chairman Connolly and Ranking ...

Connolly Applauds Inclusion of $1B for TMF in American Rescue Plan

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the inclusion of $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) in the American Rescue Plan. The legislation now heads to President Biden to be signed into law. “Throughout this global health crisis, millions of Americans facing illness, unemployment, food insecurity, a...

Connolly, Maloney Urge House Leadership To Provide $9 Billion Investment in Technology Modernization Fund

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Committee in Oversight and Reform, led six fellow committee members in sending a letter to House leadership requesting that the next emergency legislative relief package include a $9 billion investment into the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF)....

House Passes Connolly FedRAMP Legislation

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In one of its first actions of the 117th Congress, today the House of Representatives passed Representative Gerald E. Connolly’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act. The bipartisan legislation was cosponsored by Representatives James Comer (R-KY) and Jody Hice (R-GA). The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 202...

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