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Congress faces continuing resolution, sequestration and postal reform

Lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C., this week with a packed agenda. Topping the list of priorities is hammering out final details of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year -- Sept. 30. Amid the election-year politicking, the list of unfinished business also includes legislation to restructure the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service and a cybersecurity bill that aims to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure. Perhaps looming largest of all is what Congress plans to do about automatic, across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, set to take effect Jan. 2. Failure to avert the cuts could send the country over a "fiscal cliff," budget experts warn.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , sequestration , John Boehner , Harry Reid , CR , USPS , postal reform , Cybersecurity , Susan Collins , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:47pm EDT

BYOD part of new 'digital ecosytem'

Michael Isman, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, says agencies adopting a bring-your-own- device strategy should do so as part of their larger digital strategy.

Tags: Michael Isman , Booz Allen Hamilton , Federal Drive , Bring your own device , Technology , mobility , OMB ,

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 09:35pm EDT

Army, Marine Corps look to replace Humvee

Despite planned budget cuts, the military is moving ahead to design a new tactical truck to replace the Humvee, which is vulnerable to roadside bombs and isn't expected meet the demands of future conflicts.

Tags: Humvee , armored truck , Acquisition , DoD Report , budget , GAO , Army , USMC , DoD , Afghanistan , Iraq , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:57pm EDT