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Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Tags: Loretta Lynch , immigration , Attorney General , Justice Department , Eric Holder , John Cornyn , Chuck Grassley , Jeff Sessions , Ted Cruz , Congress , Senate

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:24am EST

John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Obama Administration has two years to go two years with a Republican-led Congress. Some might assume not a lot will be done in these two years. "Oh contrare," says John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain further.

Tags: John Palguta , Congress , Partnership for Public Service , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 10:30am EST
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Obama taps longtime aide to replace Podesta in senior role

President Barack Obama has chosen Brian Deese, a veteran White House aide and a deputy director in his budget office, to replace John Podesta as a senior adviser and presidential whisperer, White House officials said Wednesday.

Tags: OMB , Brian Deese , John Podesta , White House , people , hiring

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 09:10pm EST

Earl Crane, Senior Principal, Promontory Financial Group

Cybersecurity was a prominent part of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last night. He made a direct request to Congress for more legislation that would impact cybersecurity policy and protection. Earl Crane is senior principal of the Promontory Financial Group, and former chief information security architect at the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he broke down the cyber State of the Union.

Tags: State of the Union , cybersecurity , Earl Crane , Promontory Financial Group , In Depth , technology

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:28pm EST
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GSA begins issuing SmartPay Chip & PIN cards to agencies

The General Services Administration expects to hand out over 1 million new SmartPay cards this year. The new cards include an embedded microprocessor chip that will enable data to be encrypted differently each time the cards are used.

Tags: GSA , Chip & PIN , cybersecurity , technology , SmartPay , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 11:55am EST
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Beyond cyber, feds need to read between SOTU lines

President Barack Obama focused little on improving government management in his annual speech to Congress. Obama called on Congress to pass cyber legislation and said the administration will release a new report on surveillance and privacy safeguards.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , infrastructure , trade promotion , Intelligence community , Congress , State of the Union , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:42am EST

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

A few details about tomorrow night's State of the Union Address are trickling out of the White House. President Barack Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night. Members of Congress will be in Washington tomorrow, but not a lot of work will get done. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the work of the 114th Congress was already off to a slow start.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , State of the Union , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:30pm EST
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CMS head Tavenner announces resignation

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will be leaving the agency at the end of February. During her tenure, Tavenner has overseen the roll out of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Tags: Marilyn Tavenner , Sylvia Burwell , HHS , CMS , Jory Heckman , Affordable Care Act , Andy Slavitt

Friday - 01/16/2015, 09:26am EST
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