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Government already in cybersecurity regulation business, report says

While Congress debates several new cybersecurity bills, a Congressional Research Service reports shows the government is already involved in regulating cybersecurity.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Congressional Research Service , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:50am EDT

IGs express concerns with Senate cyber bills

The legislative committee of the Council of the Inspectors General has weighed in on two Senate cybersecurity bills. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), introduced the SECURE IT act.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate , Peggy Gustafson , SBA

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:45pm EDT

Obama: House GOP budget would slash federal services

President Obama said the fiscal 2013 passed by the Republican-controlled House will cut into crucial federal services.

Tags: Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , budget , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Support grows for Domestic Partnership Benefits bill

Twenty senators all Democrats have signed on in support of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, which would extend health-care benefits to same-sex, domestic partners of federal employees.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Senate , domestic partner benefits , health care , Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Michael O

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 01:21pm EDT

Senator blocks Interior's Salazar from receiving pay bump

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was on track for pay raise that would have brought his salary on par with other Cabinet secretaries, until Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) gave him a quota. Until Salazar each month approved six new deep-water permits to allow exploratory oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Vitter would block the raise.

Tags: Interior , Ken Salazar , David Vitter , Barbara Boxer , Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , Senate ,

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 07:05pm EDT

House OKs GOP budget plan, including pay freeze extension, pension changes

After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Tags: budget , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , House , Senate , Barack Obama , retirement , pay freeze

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:19am EDT

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report , annuity , COLA , pay freeze , FERS , CSRS

Monday - 04/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Obama signs stop-gap transportation bill

Tags: House , Transportation

Friday - 03/30/2012, 01:13pm EDT

Senate bill seeks to reform Senior Executive Service

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced the Senior Executive Reform Act, which would link the General Schedule with the pay system for senior executives and let senior executives include their performance bonuses in their retirement calculation.

Tags: Daniel Akaka , SES , Senior Executives Assocation , Carol Bonosaro , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Senate , retirement , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/30/2012, 12:25pm EDT
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