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Senate passes 'clean' CR to avert shutdown

The Senate's six-week funding measures includes $2.65 billion for FEMA at the start of the fiscal year, dropping a provision for $1 billion worth of disaster aid that was the root of legislative gridlock. The House must pass a CR before Friday, when funding for the government runs out.

Tags: Senate , budget , continuing resolution , FEMA , Harry Reid , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:05pm EDT

Agencies can look to 1990s for budget-cutting lessons

The Partnership for Public Service's new report warns the United States "must not repeat the mistakes of the past" with automatic across-the-board cuts.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , budget , Bill Clinton , Barack Obama , buyout , early retirement , workforce reduction

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27

On today's Federal Drive: The Senate has appeared to avert a government shutdown with the passage of a stopgap funding measure and a proposed bill would allow federal employees to donate unused sick leave to other feds.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , shutdown , Senate , Jim Moran , OPM , FEHB

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:03am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - Sept. 26

On today's Federal Drive: A shutdown looms larger as the Senate prepares to debate a continuing resolution and DHS officials said they are committed to the headquarters consolidation effort underway at St. Elizabeth's even as funding appears uncertain.

Tags: budget , USPS , NASA , continuing resolution , health IT

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:25am EDT

Three cyber bills clear Senate Judiciary Committee

The bills cover national standards for security breaches involving personal data. Companies would have to take reasonable steps to secure customers' personal information, and to tell customers if there's been a breach.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Senate Judiciary Committee , In Depth , Next Gov

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:38pm EDT

Will cybersecurity bills make it out of committee?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed three cybersecurity bills, all dealing with national standards for security breaches involving personal data. But the votes followed party lines making it harder to move them to the full Senate for a vote.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate Judiciary Committee , Senate , Chuck Grassley , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 09/23/2011, 12:25pm EDT

VA needs to tighten oversight of G.I. Bill

Three senators say the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill needs tougher oversight after new figures show a quarter of the program's funds went to just eight companies that run for-profit colleges.

Tags: DoD , VA , GI Bill , VFW , vetjobs , Tom Carper , Tom Harkin , Jim Webb , Curtis Coy , ted daywalt , education , Jared Serbu , Ryan Gallucci

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:20am EDT
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Concern over budget cut effect on elite forces

Deep budget cuts would hurt special operations forces and make it difficult to meet demands for those units on missions beyond the current war zones, the commander of the military's elite troops told Congress on Thursday.

Tags: William McRaven , DoD , elite forces , budget , In Depth , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - Sept. 23

On today's Federal Drive: OPM releases the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey, Democratic senators are examining G.I. Bill education benefits that flow to for-profit colleges and the House passes a continuing resolution that Senate Democrats have vowed to vote down.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , OPM , GI Bill , CR

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:04am EDT
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