Federal News Countdown: debt crisis - deadline looms

Friday - 7/29/2011, 4:26pm EDT

Federal News Countdown

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Today's Federal News Countdown guests are:
-Franklin Reeder, Founder, The Reeder Group
-Scott Friedlander, former President and CEO of GTSI, and federal marketing expert

Franklin Reeder's stories

#3 Cybersecurity Official Abruptly Steps Down
From National Journal:

The head of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has abruptly resigned after a spate of attacks on government networks, according to an agency e-mail obtained by Tech Daily Dose.

#2 VA will allow iPhones and iPads to connect to its network this fall
From Next Gov:

Responding to demand from health care personnel who work in its 152 hospitals, the Veterans Affairs Department will open its network to access by popular Apple iPhones and iPads this October, Roger Baker, VA chief information officer, said at a media briefing Monday.

#1 When Feds Get F%*^#*%ed
From Federal News Radio:

Depending on how the debt ceiling issue is settled - or not - furloughs could be just around the corner for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. If so, how would they work and are you ready? Would it be a dreamy surprise mid-summer dream or a pre-back-to-school nightmare?

Scott Friedlander's stories
#3 Ceremony marks closing of Walter Reed hospital
From Associated Press:

Maj. Walter Reed's sword was symbolically handed over to the Navy at a ceremony Wednesday marking the closure of the Army hospital bearing his name, where hundreds of thousands of the nation's war wounded have been treated for more than a century.

#2 head
From Associated Press:

Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit has arrested a teenager it suspects of working as the spokesman for the Lulz Security hacking collective, officials said Wednesday.

#1 Debt-Crisis Vote Goes Down to Wire in House
From Wall Street Journal:

The House was headed for a cliffhanger vote Thursday on a revised debt plan from Republican Speaker John Boehner that could go a long way in determining if the government's borrowing limit is raised in time to avoid a possible default next week.