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White House promises veto of GOP spending bill

The White House on Monday vowed to veto a House spending bill for the Justice Department, NASA and several other agencies, charging its GOP authors with violating last summer's budget pact and cutting programs like legal aid to the poor too deeply.

Tags: House , Justice Department , NASA , budget , Barack Obama , John Boehner

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:28pm EDT

DoD using cyber teams like aircraft - for offense and defense

Gen. Keith Alexander said a recent cyber exercise is the first time the military showed it can do offensive and defensive capabilities at the same time, by the same team. This was part of Alexander's answers to questions from Sen. John McCain.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , John McCain , Senate , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , information sharing , Critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:10pm EDT

Energy in focus: The future of power plants and the energy debate in Congress

On this week's Capital Impact show, energy analysts Rob Barnett and Richard Heidorn discuss the future of nuclear power. Plus, the latest on the congressional energy debate with Loren Duggan and Derek Wallbank.

Tags: Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Allen Scott , Loren Duggan , Rob Barnett , Rich Heidorn , Derek Wallbank , nuclear power , Energy

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 04:49pm EDT
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Mozilla first Silicon Valley company to oppose CISPA

The company says the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act or CISPA has a "broad and alarming reach."

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , CISPA , Mozilla , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 09:42am EDT

Senators ask USPS to delay post office closings

The four sponsors of postal reform legislation in the Senate are asking the Postal Service to delay closing post offices and mail processing facilities until the new law is in place.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe , USPS , House , Senate , budget

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 11:01am EDT

Sequestration would mean 12.1 percent cut to agency spending

Agencies could see a budget cut of 12.1 percent starting Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress does not come up with an alternative to sequestration. The estimated reduction comes from a new report by the Congressional Research Service.

Tags: sequestration , Congressional Research Service , budget , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 05:30am EDT

Reports indicate federal workers' comp long overdue for update

The federal workers' compensation program has long targeted by agency inspectors general, who have cited the program's lack of oversight and susceptibility to improper payments Some members of Congress also argue the program's benefit structure, which hasn't been meaningfully updated since the mid-1970s, has led to widespread inefficiencies.

Tags: Labor , pay and benefits , benefits , workforce , GAO , FECA , Andrew Sherrill , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:51pm EDT
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This is not a drill!

After years of false alarms about benefit cuts and a brain drain, things are starting to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The federal retirement program may be the next casualty.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , workforce , retirement ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

House-backed cyber bills head to Senate

Despite a veto threat from the President, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday , along with three other cybersecurity bills.

Tags: House , Senate , CISPA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Mac Thornberry , technology , Dutch Ruppersberger

Friday - 04/27/2012, 07:12pm EDT
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