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DHS cyber programs to ‘grind to a halt' if 2015 funding lapses

Andy Ozment, the assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications within the National Protections and Programs Directorate (NPPD), said the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) and Einstein 3A programs would be "gravely" affected if Congress doesn't pass DHS funding bill by Feb. 28.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Congress , budget , shutdown , DHS , Andy Ozment , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Einstein 3A ,

Friday - 02/20/2015, 01:00pm EST

Jim Silkenat, National President, American Bar Association

There are a lot of reasons the Department of Veterans Affairs has a huge backlog of disability claims. One is the vast number of new claims VA receives: about a million per year. A second is the sheer complexity of the process and the statutes and case law behind it. VA seems to be acknowledging the complexity of the system in a new partnership it's just formed with the American Bar Association. The new Veterans Claims Assistance Network will offer pro-bono legal services to veterans so that they can put together fully-developed claims. Jim Silkenat is the national president of the American Bar Association. He explained how the program will work on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

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Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:10pm EDT
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Federal courts about to run out of cash, ABA president says

Federal courts are using money from filing fees and long-term appropriations to stay open during the shutdown, but that money is about to run out. Jim Silkenat, American Bar Association president, says Congress needs to pass a budget that addresses the costs of the shutdown and sequestration.

Tags: Jim Silkenat , Judiciary , Federal Courts , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , sequestration , furloughs , government shutdown

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 01:28pm EDT
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Education essential to procurement reform

Capability just as important as capacity

Tags: contract , NIGP , Rick Grimm , reform , procurement , acquisition

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 08:09pm EDT
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