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Will cyber bills offer real solutions or slogans?

Jim Lewis, the director and senior fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss competing cyber proposals.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Senate , Jim Lewis , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 06:29pm EST
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Congress takes DoD to task over commitment to diversity

The military is laying the groundwork for a more diverse officer corps, officials told a congressional panel Tuesday. The Defense Department and military services have tackled most of the recommendations that a congressional commission made a year ago. But, recent hazing incidents suggest that the leaders' focus on diversity hasn't trickled down through the ranks.

Tags: DoD , diversity , workforce , Emily Kopp , Elijah Cummings , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Lester Lyles , Judy Chu , Mike Applegate

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 03:21pm EST

After defending federal cuts, lawmaker responds to angry email comments

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) is defending himself after responding to a op-ed piece in the Washington Post that claimed some members of Congress are attacking feds unfairly. Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, which orignally posted Ross' remarks, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the developments.

Tags: House , workforce , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Jason Ullner , Dennis Ross

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 07:06pm EST
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Highway bill fails to clear hurdle in Senate

The government's power to spend federal Highway Trust Fund money on transportation programs and to levy federal gas and diesel taxes that support the trust fund are due to expire March 31.

Tags: transportation bill , Harry Reid , John Boehner , Senate , House , Highway Trust Fund

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:26pm EST

House probes OPM management, IT in wake of fellowship debacle

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a recent mishap involving the Presidential Management Fellowship not only threatens the program's prestige but could point to larger technology issues within OPM.

Tags: House , technology , IT , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , USAJobs , retirement backlog , Dennis Ross , John Berry , Presidential Management Fellowship

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:07pm EST

How closely does contracting bill mirror panel recommendations?

A new bill to reform wartime contracting, which incorporates many of the recommendations made by a panel that studied the issue for four years, has garnered a mixed response. Charles Tiefer, a professor of government contracting law at the University of Baltimore Law School who served on the contracting panel, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the bill.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DoD , Charles Tiefer , Commission on Wartime Contracting

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:01pm EST
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DHS unification still high risk 9 years later

A check-up of how well the Homeland Security Department is unifying its 22 agencies finds the patient getting better, but still weak. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined the agency's acquisition, human resources and financial management systems. While DHS has a roadmap for improvement, it may not have the tools to implement it.

Tags: DHS , homeland security , acquisition , financial management , House , technology , Rafael Borras , Bill Keating , Thomas Marino , David Maurer , GAO , Michael McCaul , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/02/2012, 01:57pm EST
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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , industry , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , Suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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Analysis: Competing bills offer different approaches to cybersecurity

Bob Dix, vice president for government affairs and critical infrastructure for Juniper Networks, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the new cyber bill introduced by Senate Republicans.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , John McCain , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Senate , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:02am EST
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GOP cyber bill takes hands-off approach to industry

Eight Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced an alternative to a comprehensive cybersecurity bill the Senate expects to vote on soon. GOP senators say their approach avoids additional bureaucracy and encourages information sharing.

Tags: cybersecurity , FISMA , John McCain , Lisa Murkowski , Joe Lieberman , technology , DHS , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 03:54pm EST
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