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House GOP pulls its budget punches

Tags: budget , House , Senate , management

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:30pm EDT

CBO puts price tag on 2 cyber bills

The Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act the Precise Act of 2012 would authorize money for Homeland Security. CBO scored the bill at $28 million dollars over five years.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , CBO ,

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 09:00am EDT

Postal bill amendment seeks to cut backlog ahead of USPS retirement 'deluge'

An amendment to a Senate bill aiming to restructure the U.S. Postal Service's financial framework would institute new agency reporting requirements for retiring federal workers in anticipation of a "deluge of retirees" from USPS. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), introduced an amendment last week that requires the Office of Personnel Management to take new steps to chip away at the longstanding backlog of federal retirement claims.

Tags: OPM , USPS , retirement , retirement backlog , Mark Warner , Barbara Mikulski , workforce , 21st Century Postal Service Act , Senate

Monday - 04/23/2012, 04:56pm EDT

White House wants tighter rules for cyber information sharing

The administration has tried to get in front of the debate over the information sharing aspects of one of the cybersecurity bills up for debate in the House Thursday. Democratic lawmakers and industry groups expressed concern over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) arguing its provisions on what information is to be shared and with whom are too broad.

Tags: technology , White House , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , cybersecurity , information sharing , Critical infrastructure protection , House , Senate , Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:24pm EDT

Top nuclear regulator denies he has targeted women

The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says allegations that he mistreats women are, in his words, `'categorically untrue."

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko says he has "the utmost respect" for men and women at the nuclear agency, which oversees safety at the nation's 104 commercial reactors.

Tags: Gregory Jaczko , NRC , William Magwood , George Apostolakis , Kristine Svinicki , William Ostendorff , Barbara Boxer

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:06pm EDT

Cybersecurity bills would streamline standards writing, research

Four cybersecurity bills will be considered in the House next week, calling for more coordination in developing unclassified computer networks and in writing cybersecurity standards.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , House , In Depth

Friday - 04/20/2012, 09:27pm EDT

On the show today - April 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tim McManus , Tammy Flanagan , Ben Cardin , Mike Turner , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Partnership for Public Service , National Institute of Transition Planning

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 01:01am EDT

FISMA update grabs bipartisan support in House

The House of Representatives is expected to take up several cybersecurity bills next week, one of which is aimed at updating the Federal Information Security Management Act. So far, the bill has earned bipartisan support.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , FISMA ,

Friday - 04/20/2012, 08:54pm EDT
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