Reporters' Roundup: TSA union vote, cyber czar, DoD IT

Friday - 4/22/2011, 5:02pm EDT

Mike Causey, senior correspondent, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • The numbers are in for the election to determine which union will represent the Transportation Security Administration's airport screeners. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the breakdown in his column today, and he's got an interesting twist on it.

  • The administration isn't measuring its progress to secure agency computer systems by memo or initiatives. It's a lot simpler than that. Howard Schmidt is the White House cybersecurity advisor. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller in an exclusive interview about how federal cybersecurity is improving and how the administration is monitoring progress across the government.

  • In the Defense Department, the goal of consolidating thousands of IT systems and networks into a more manageable structure is not exactly new. But some leaders in the department think with new budget pressures, they'll make some serious progress toward that objective. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the story.