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National Security Strategy Unveiled

After days of days of promotion and preparation --the Obama administration has released its national security strategy. The document identifies what the administration calls four enduring U.S. national interests. 1)The security of the United States, its citizens, and U.S. allies and partners. 2) A strong, innovative, and growing U.S. economy that promotes opportunity and prosperity. 3) Respect for universal values at home and around the world. 4) And more international cooperation to meet global challenges.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 12:19am EDT

Congress considers a new budgetary tool

The Senate has begun consideration of proposals to give the President a line-item veto over individual provisions in federal spending bills. The measures are designed to overcome shortcomings in a 1996 line-item veto bill which was declared unconstitutional.

Tags: management , budget , line-item veto , Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010 , Senate , Judiciary Committee , Constitution Subcommittee , Russ Finegold , Paul Ryan , Jeffrey Liebman , OMB , White House , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 06:43am EDT
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DHS: cybersecurity is more than herding cats

When it comes to securing the nation's cybersecurity infrastructure, how do federal officials think of the future? One of the top cybersecurity officials at the Department of Homeland Security weighed in on the topic at the ISC2 SecureAmericas conference yesterday.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHS , Richard Marshall , National Cybersecurity Division , ISC2 , FBI , HP , Electronic Data Systems , Howard Schmidt , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 06:54am EDT
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Obama drafts line-item veto bill

The White House says President Obama would use a new power to try to weed out earmarks such as water and sewer grants and road projects not requested by the administration.

Tags: management , Congress , Peter Orzag , OMB , line item veto , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:17am EDT
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Return of the line-item veto?

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , line-item veto , Max Cacas , Congress , Capitol Hill

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:41pm EDT
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"Don't Ask" Timetable is moving

Gay rights activists and Obama Administration officials have begun discussing a plan to speed up the repeal of Don't ask, Don't Tell, while giving the Pentagon years to implement new policies. Implementation of policy for gays serving openly would still require the approval of President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. How long implementation might take is unknown.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Mike Mullen , Robert Gates , J.J. Green

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:40pm EDT

Obama drafts spending cut bill

If President Obama has his way, Congress will give him and his successors the authority to offer his own package of specific cuts to spending bills.

Tags: management , Congress , Peter Orzag , OMB , Max Cacas

Monday - 05/24/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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Taliban planning attacks in Washington

U.S. law enforcement officials would not comment on the investigation or intelligence suggesting that as many as a half dozen plots may have been in the works.

Tags: Faisal Shahzad , Taliban , Times Square bombing , counterterrorism , New York City , Department of Justice , Osama bin Laden , al-Qaida , Baitullah Meshud , Pakistan , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 08:50pm EDT

U.S. Afghan Pullout Confirmed

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was confident that U.S. troops could start to return home as planned from Afghanistan in July 2011 but he predicted a tough fight in the coming months. "There is going to be some tough fighting," Obama said at a joint news conference with Afghan president Hamid Karzai,

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Afghanistan , Hamid Karzai , J.J. Green

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:19pm EDT

OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , best practices , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , VA , EPA , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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