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Feds should plan for worst case scenario, expert says

Between ongoing 2012 budget negotiations and the automatic cuts triggered by the supercommittee, Steve Bell, senior director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Economic Policy Project, says this is as good as it's going to get for federal employees for the foreseeable future.

Tags: Steve Bell , supercommittee , Congress , budget , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 11:00am EST

Next two weeks crucial for agency budgets

Steve Bell, the senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide an update into how the supercommittee is coming along and what it all means for the federal budget and federal employees.

Tags: Steve Bell , budget , Congress , supercommittee , House , Senate , continuing resolution

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:19am EST

Simulated cyberattack coming next week

A simulated cyberattack is coming.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Cyber ShockWave ,

Friday - 02/12/2010, 04:53pm EST

Squashing the debt threat

Tags: federal debt , Pete Domenici

Wednesday - 05/06/2009, 11:05am EDT

After averting shutdown, a bigger budget fight brews

The Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend spending six weeks beyond the current fiscal year, ending on Friday. The House plans to vote Monday on the bill which funds government until Nov. 18. But on Nov. 23 is another important budget date the joint select committee on deficit reduction must submit its recommendations to Congress on ways to reduce $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade.

Tags: Federal Drive , Amy Morris , Tom Temin , Steve Bell , Congress , continuing resolution , shutdown

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:26am EDT

What happens August 3?

It's August 3 and the debt ceiling still hasn't been raised. Now what? Steve Bell, senior director of the Economic Policy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center offers insight.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt ceiling , deficit reduction , Steve Bell

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 10:05am EDT

Debt limit countdown: Day-to-day costs to keep your agency open

Jay Powell is a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center and former Treasury undersecretary for President George H.W. Bush.

Tags: jay powell , Congress , budget , debt limit , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 05:36pm EDT

The non-profit Bipartisan Policy Center

The non-profit Bipartisan Policy Center recently hosted Cyber ShockWave - a live, mock cyber attack against the nation. The exercise simulated the government's response to a cyber crisis with former Cabinet and national security experts acting as presidential advisors in the fictional drill. The exercise highlighted the dangers of cyber-terrorism and the government's preparedness to respond to such an attack.

Tags: Technology , Trusted Advisor Report , cyber , Cyber-terrorism

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 05:38pm EST
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