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Congress clears short-term FAA funding bill

Imagine going for more than three years without a permanent authorization bill. The FAA has been doing it.

Tags: The Hill , FAA , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 01:05pm EDT
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House members can Skype into meetings

The House is loosening its Internet teleconferencing rules, allowing for Skype, but the Senate still can't hold meetings over Wi-Fi.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , National Journal , Skype , Internet , Orrin Hatch

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 12:59pm EDT

Fixing America's cybersecurity problem

Federal and military websites are under fire from hackers, according to Richard Stiennon, host of the "Threat Chaos" blog. He told Federal News Radio what he thinks needs to be done to fix that problem.

Tags: In Depth , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Richard Stiennon , cyber strategy , hacking , Jory Heckman ,

Monday - 06/27/2011, 07:07pm EDT
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Congress hears criticisms of WH cyber proposal

Congress heard criticisms of the White House's cybersecurity proposal Friday, including claims that it provides incentives that could make the nation's critical infrastructure less secure.

Tags: technology , policy , cybersecurity , DHS , Internet Security Alliance , Larry Clinton , Melissa Hathaway , critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 06/27/2011, 09:30am EDT
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House committee: DoD should improve Rx drug tracking

The House Appropriations Committee wants DoD to electronically find and track pharmaceutical information for troops at war.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , House Appropriations Committee , House , management , oversight , technology , prescription drugs , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 08:59pm EDT

Senate introduces legislation to track federal spending

Sen. Mark Warner proposed a web-based system to Congress to improve the way federal expenses are reported by federal agencies. It's the Senate version of a bill proposed last week in the House by Rep. Darrell Issa.

Tags: Mark Warner , Senate , management , financial management , transparency , oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 06/20/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Federal pay, benefits in question

Congress is mulling a number of bills that could significantly change federal employees' pay and benefits. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose asked Tammy Flanagan, Senior benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, to explain the potential impact.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , retirement benefits , NITP , In Depth

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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Reporters' Roundup: Agencies cutting workforce, paper

Stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on for June 16, 2011.

Tags: Jason Miller , Jason Millerbu , workforce , management , GPO , workforce reductions

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 08:25pm EDT
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Panetta promotes cybersecurity bill

Third time might be the charm. Maybe. The White House is attempting to push an historic federal cybesecurity bill through Congress.

Tags: Leon Panetta , cybersecurity , technology , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 07:26pm EDT

House cuts FDA budget by 12 percent

The House voted on a spending bill that will slash the Food and Drug Administration's budget by nearly 12 percent.

Tags: House , budget , USDA , FDA , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 07:22pm EDT
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