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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: 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 , 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 , 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 ,

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 , Mac Thornberry

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

Lynn: DoD must cut budget, but without mistakes of the past

With cuts of at least $450 billion in DoD's future, the Pentagon's outgoing deputy secretary says the military will have to do fewer things, and probably with fewer people.

Tags: DoD , budget , DoD budget , William Lynn , Center for American Progress , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:19am EDT
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USPS proposal would oust FEHBP for single health plan

Host Mike Causey is joined on today's show by Susan R. Johnson, president of the American Foreign Service Association, and Federal Times senior staff writers, Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly.
October 5, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , budget battle , ATF , US Postal Service , American Foreign Service Association , susan johnson , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 09:26pm EDT
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Foreign Service braces for budget cuts, the likelihood of USPS health plan proposal

Mike welcomes Susan Johnson of the American Foreign Service Association and Steve Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times.
October 5, 2011

Tags: Your Turn , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , USPS , Steve Losey , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , budget , continuing resolution , State , Foreign Service , American Foreign Service Association , susan johnson

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 04:27pm EDT
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Foreign Service Association calls for program, not people, cuts

An organization representing Foreign Service members says cuts to the State Department's international affairs should come in programs and not people.

Tags: State , American Foreign Service Association , diplomacy , management , budget , Your Turn , Mike Causey , susan johnson

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 04:44pm EDT
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