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Continuing resolutions may become a way of life

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been debating a short-term funding plan for weeks but are still far apart. Looking to avert a government shutdown this week, Congress is expected to approve a three-week stopgap measure this week to buy more time for negotiations on a longer-term bill, which may never come. The Hill's Erik Wasson explains why the CRs could continue until FY 2012.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , shutdown , continuing resolution , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 09:28am EDT
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Another short-term bill to fund gov to April 8?

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown explains what's next in the budget battle.

Tags: Carrie Budoff Brown , Politico , budget , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/11/2011, 04:35pm EST
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Agencies still sharing after WikiLeaks

Fears that the leak of thousands of State Department memos to the website WikiLeaks would reverse progress on interagency sharing of national security information have not materialized, officials testified Thursday. Agencies have responded by recognizing the need to protect data rather than by hoarding it, they said.

Tags: DoD , technology , information sharing , State Department , Director of National Intelligence , James Clapper , Teri Takai , Corin Stone , Patrick Kennedy , WikiLeaks , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , identity management , secure identity cards , CACs , public key infrastructure , SIPRNet , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/11/2011, 07:19am EST
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Reid: Dems must 'make a sacrifice' for compromise

In floor comments today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated a willingness to compromise with Republicans on a spending bill.

Tags: Harry Reid , Senate , budget , compromise , The Hill , shutdown , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 01:19pm EST

Issa: Government needs long term budget planning

Redundancy, the budget, and your pay are all connected. And they all need to be viewed in the long term, Rep. Darrell Issa told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , redundancy , CR , Darrell Issa , management , technology , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 10:19am EST
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Senator blames legislative cyber stall on White House

A Senate Democrat blasted the Obama administration for holding up passage of cybersecurity legislation that has been subjected to a more than year-long interagency review process.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Sheldon Whitehouse , DHS

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 09:30am EST

Budget battle lines are drawn

House Republicans feel they need two stopgap spending bills for the budget standoff with Democrats. The Hill's Alexander Bolton explains it for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , shutdown , The Hill , continuing resolution , Alexander Bolton , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 10:31am EST
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OMB deputy likely to be confirmed

Heather Higginbottom, President Obama's nominee to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, likely will have her nomination sent to the full Senate by next week.

Tags: management , budget , OMB , Joseph Lieberman , Scott Brown , Heather Higginbottom , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:47am EST
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GOP's $50B challenge: Compromise or shutdown?

Russell Berman, congressional reporter with The Hill, explains the current state of the budget battle on Capitol Hill.

Tags: budget , Russell Berman , The Hill , shutdown , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:22pm EST
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White House reaches out to U.S. Muslims before terror hearings

David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, describes how the Obama administration is reaching out to Islamic leaders in the United States as hearings on homegrown terrorism are scheduled.

Tags: David Silverberg , Homeland Security Today , Peter King , Islam , White House , DHS , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 03/07/2011, 03:13pm EST
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