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Has the pace slackened?

Hearings
in the House: Has the pace slackened?


Before taking control of the full House
Government Reform Committee reins in January 2003, Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.)
was the chairman the Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology and
Procurement Policy. Between 2001 and 2002, he held 21 hearings on IT and related
matters.


In 2003 and 2004, IT oversight remained
at the subcommittee level, with Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) chairing the
Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy,
Intergovernmental Relations and the Census. He held 22 hearings related to IT
during those years.


Last year, David moved IT oversight to
the full committee, and held eight hearings on IT and related matters. He's
held four so far this year. A list the hearing during those years follows.Government
Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy; Davis as chairman:


2001


March
22:
Telework Policies


April
3:
Enterprisewide Strategies for Managing Information Resources and
Technology


April
26:
FTS 2001: How and Why Transition Delays Have Decreased Competition and
Increased Prices


May
22:
Next Steps in Service-Acquisition Reform: Learning from the Past,
Preparing for the Future


June
28:
Best Services at the Lowest Price: Moving Beyond A Black and White
Discussion of Outsourcing


July
17:
Toward Greater Public-Private Collaboration in Research and Development


July
31:
Public Service for the 21st Century: Innovative Solutions for the
Federal Government's Technology Workforce Crisis


Sept.
6:
Toward a Telework-Friendly Government Workplace


Oct.
4:
Transforming the IT and Acquisition Workforce


Nov.
1:
Moving Forward with Service Acquisition Reform


Dec.
14:
Battling Bioterrorism: Why Time Information Sharing Between Local,
State, and Federal Governments is the Key to Protecting Public Health.


2002


Feb.
26:
Acquiring Private Sector Solutions to Public Sector Problems


March
7:
Service Acquisition Reform Act


March
21:
Turning the Tortoise into the Hare: How the Federal Government Can
Transition from Old Economy Speed to Become a Model for E-Government


April
11:
Making Sense of Procurement's Alphabet Soup: How Purchasing Agencies
Chose Between FSS and FTS


April
25:
Ensuring the Safety of Our Federal Workforce: GSA's Use of Technology
to Secure Federal Buildings


May
10:
Intellectual Property and Government Research
and Development for Homeland Security


June
7:
Coordinating Information Sharing and Homeland Security


July
9:
Helping State and Local Governments Move at New Economy Speed: Adding
Flexibility to the Federal IT Grant Process


Sept.
18:
E-Government Act


Oct.
1:
Ensuring Coordination, Reducing Redundancy: A Review of OMB's Freeze on
IT Spending at Homeland Security Agencies



Government Reform Subcommittee on
Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census;
Putnam as chairman.


2003


March
3:
E-Government Initiatives: Are We Headed in the Right Direction?


March
25:
Data Mining


April
29:
Federal Grants Management Progress Report


May
6:
Can the Use of Factual Data Analysis Strengthen National Security?


June
10:
Geospatial Information: Report on Improving the Nation's Data


June
24:
Cyber Security: Status of the Federal Information Security Management
Act


July
20:
Science of Voting Machine Technology, Accuracy, Reliability and Security


Sept.
9:
Advancements in Smart Card and Biometric Technology


Sept.
10:


Worms


, Viruses': How Do We Keep the Nation's Computers Safe?


Sept.
23:
Achieving E-Government Results at the Office of Personnel Management


March
3:
Federal IT Investment Management, Strategic Planning


2004


March
16:
One Year Into FISMA


March
24:
E-Government: Progress Report on Successes and Challenges


March
30:
Telecommunications and SCADA: Secure Links of Open Portals To the
Security of Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure?


April
21:
Protecting Our Nation's Cyber Space


May
19:
Federal

Enterprise


Architecture: The Blueprint for Improved Federal IT Investment Management


June
2:
Is Your System Really Secure?


June
23:
Geospatial Data


July
7:
Defining Federal IT Research and Development


July
14:
Health IT


July
21:
Where's the CIO?


July
23:
Enhanced Information Sharing Networks that Links Law Enforcement and
Homeland Security for Federal, State and Local Governments


Sept.
22:
ID Theft.




Government
Reform Committee; Davis as chairman.


2005


March
3:
Making Networx Work


March
16:
Service-Oriented Streamlining'Rethinking
the Way GSA Does Business


March
31:
Strengthening Oversight of DOD Business Systems Modernization


April
21:
The Office of Management and Budget's IT Project Watch List and
Federal IT Investments


April
28:
Who's Watching the COOP? A Re-examination of the Federal Agencies COOP
Plans


May
12:
Securing Our Borders: What Have We Learned from Government Initiatives
and Citizen Patrols?


June
29:
The Transition to Internet Protocol, version 6


Sept.
29:
Health IT


2006


Feb.
9:
Sharpening Our Edge: Staying Competitive in the 21st Century


March
16:
FISMA


March
30:
Information Sharing


May
11:
Bird Flu Pandemic and Telework


Sources:
Government Printing Office's GPO Access Web site, Government Reform Committee


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