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NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.

Tags: IRS , budget , congress , Treasury , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Dick Durbin , Doug Shulman , dodd-frank act , SEC , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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After Senate defeat, what's next for jobs legislation?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the president's jobs bill, which was defeated in the Senate this week.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , congress , Senate , american jobs act , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 09:16am EDT
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Senate blocks Obama's jobs bill

United against Barack Obama, Senate Republicans voted Tuesday night to kill the jobs package the president had spent weeks campaigning for across the country, a stinging loss at the hands of lawmakers opposed to stimulus-style spending and a tax increase on the very wealthy.

Tags: congress , Senate , american jobs act

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 09:12pm EDT

Analysis: Time for Congress to pass 'pragmatic' cyber rules

Larry Clinton, the president of the Internet Security Alliance, gives his assessment for some lawmakers' call for a code of conduct.

Tags: Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Cybersecurity Update , technology , House , congress , industry , In Depth

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:54pm EDT
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Deficit 'supercommittee' struggles as clock ticks

The supercommittee is struggling.

After weeks of secret meetings, the 12-member deficit-cutting panel established under last summer's budget and debt deal appears no closer to a breakthrough than when talks began last month.

Tags: congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , debt , deficit reduction

Sunday - 10/09/2011, 02:41pm EDT

Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Tags: Eric Holder , Justice Department , congress , House , Darrell Issa , Fast and Furious , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 10:00pm EDT

Lawmakers concerned about cloud security pitfalls

During a cybersecurity subcommittee hearing, lawmakers expressed concern about control of agency data, data portability, and whether cloud vendors will be targeted by cybercriminals.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , cloud computing , congress , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Friday - 10/07/2011, 01:06pm EDT

Does FAA backpay decision set precedent?

Bill Bransford, a partner with Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss he legal rationale behind the decision and whether it sets a new legal precedent.

Tags: FAA , partial shutdown , Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , congress

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 10:27am EDT
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House Committee mulls incentives for companies to boost cyber defenses

A House Republican task force says Congress should give companies incentives to boost their cybersecurity defenses, Reuters reports. Incentives could include tax breaks, regulatory relief and protection against lawsuits for companies that embrace certain cyber standards.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , congress , Mac Thornberry

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 11:26am EDT
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