Reporters' Roundup: Budget minefields, call for White House cyber official

Monday - 7/11/2011, 6:11pm EDT

Mike Causey, senior correspondent, Federal News Radio

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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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  • As Congress and the White House duke it out over the debt ceiling debate. Federal workers are left to wonder what will happen to them. Federal News radio's senior correspondent Mike Causey says right now feds are treading in a bit of a minefield.

  • At the latest cybersecurity hearing, House lawmakers were more interested in what was not in the administration's cybersecurity proposal than what was. Among their biggest concerns was the lack of a Senate-confirmed senior official in the White House in charge of civilian agency cybersecurity policy. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller says the idea of a senior official in charge of the White House coming back up again.