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The upper chamber fails to move cyber bill out of starting blocks by receiving 60 votes to end cloture. Lawmakers couldn't get past their concerns over the requirement for regulations and DHS' oversight role.
Lawmakers weigh public's right to know against the need to protect cyber secrets. Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) provision in 2012 Defense authorization bill tightens the definition of "exemptions," but he questions the need for further rules to give agencies power to withhold information.
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In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, the two lawmakers say the Food and Drug Administration lawsuit raises broader questions about how other agencies monitor employee use of personal email. The House and Senate members want OMB to conduct a governmentwide analysis of these policies.
The Securities and Exchange Commission should have kept thousands of documents it destroyed from preliminary investigations of financial firms over nearly two decades, according to a government report released Tuesday.
Big changes are in the works for the Pentagon Inspector General's Office after a report from one of the top Republicans in the Senate finds billions of dollars in possible fraud and overpayments. The Project on Government Oversight receives a response from the DoD IG detailing a new approach to how it does business.
President Obama is expected to sign new regulation today cracking down on tax cheats getting federal contracts. The Government Accountability Office says 1.6 million businesses owe more than $58 billion in unpaid payroll taxes.
Senator Chuck Grassley is asking the Secretary of Transportation to for an accounting of the administrative costs for the $3 billion "Cash for Clunkers" program set up on a temporary basis last year to help consumers buy new, more fuel efficient cars.
Congress is still debating health care reform and it appears that the federal employee health program is safe, so far. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says anything could happen in this period of last-minute deal-making, so you should pay close attention.
Did you hear the one about the porn-obsessed executive who, when caught, said he was doing it for the good of poor, oppressed people in third world countries? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know if you can handle the truth about what, sometimes, goes on in your office.
A key member of Congress has proposed moving members of the House and Senate out of the federal employee health benefits program and taking you with him. Although it is a scary thought, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's a little to early to panic.