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Draft cyber bill creates National Information Sharing Organization

Under the draft bill, introduced by the chairman of the House Homeland Security Cybersecurity Subcommittee, Daniel Lungren (R-Calif.), the organization would share cyber threat information among various government and private-sector groups. The Homeland Security Department would take a lead role in the new organization by organizing the information sharing across the government and its private sector counterparts.

Tags: House , In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Daniel Lungren

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:22pm EST

Federal pay freeze truly off table in payroll tax deal?

Humberto Sanchez, who covers the Senate for CQ Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the latest proposals emanating from Congress on a payroll tax cut extension. He said a federal pay freeze could wind up back on the table as part of a final deal.

Tags: Humberto Sanchez , CQ Roll Call , payroll tax cut , federal pay freeze , Senate , Barack Obama , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/05/2011, 07:46pm EST
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Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war

Congress ponders the question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies?

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , James Amos , Mike Mullen , Joint Chiefs of Staff ,

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 10:06am EST

Will federal workers 'bear the brunt' of paying for payroll tax cut?

Humberto Sanchez, who covers the Senate for CQ Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose with the latest on where a proposed federal pay freeze stands.

Tags: House , Senate , In Depth , Francis Rose , Humberto Sanchez , payroll tax cut , pay freeze , CQ Roll Call

Friday - 12/02/2011, 09:02pm EST
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New survival kit for feds

Are federal workers going to need a new kind of survival kit to replace the one's that were issued after the 9/11 attacks. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a suggestion as to what should go in it.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay freeze , furlough

Friday - 12/02/2011, 02:00am EST

GOP proposal would freeze federal pay, cut workforce by 10 percent

Senate Republicans are proposing an extension of the federal pay freeze in order to pay for a continuation of a payroll tax cut favored by congressional Democrats and the White House. The proposal, which was assailed by some Democrats and federal employee unions, also includes a provision to cut 10 percent of the federal workforce or about 200,000 positions.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Senate , Meredith Shiner , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 08:43pm EST
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Dec. 1, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive update , FAA , White House ,

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:26am EST

Van Hollen: Federal employees not scapegoats

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he's disappointed in the supercommittee's failure to reach a deal, and he called the looming automatic cuts launched by the sequester "draconian." If the deepest cuts are enacted about 8 to 9 percent in cuts to annual agency budgets feds should prepare for the worst, he said.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , supercommittee , budget , sequestration , House , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 01:26pm EST
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House passes bill modifying FECA

The House has approved bipartisan legislation reforming the Federal Employees Compensation Act. The bill streamlines the claims process and expands benefits.

Tags: House , FECA , pay and benefits , workers

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:48pm EST
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