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What's ahead for healthcare

It's gut-check time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats on their health care overhaul. Federal employees can at least hope the excise tax will get lost in the shuffle.

Tags: healthcare , cadillac tax , excise tax , FEHBP , Jodi Schneider , American Banker

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 10:25am EST

Wartime Contracting sees improvement

The contracting commission estimated that since 2002, the U.S. has committed nearly $31 billion to training, equipping, and supporting the Afghan security forces.

Tags: wartime contracting , Wartime Contracting Commission , Christopher Shays

Monday - 12/21/2009, 11:17am EST

Congressional cybersecurity training to focus on awareness

A review was started after a junior staffer took home sensitive computer files that named members of Congress the panel was investigating.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity Workforce , Internet Crime Complaint Center

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 09:07am EST

Rep. Connolly: where unspent TARP funds should go

Rep. Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly wants half of the unspent or repaid bank bailout money to be used for deficit reduction.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , TARP , bailout , stimulus , deficit reduction , Gerry Connolly

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 10:08am EST

Rep. Honda sponsors One America, Many Voices pay booster

The One America, Many Voices Act, also known as the Bilingual Pay Bill, provides a 5% incentive to the base pay of Federal employees whose position requires the use of bi- or multi-lingual skills, but who currently receive the same pay as workers in the same job without the same skill requirement. Rep. Honda explains the thinking behind the bill.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , Mike Honda , P&B , Bilingual , pay hike , One America Many Voices

Monday - 03/29/2010, 10:08am EDT

Congress hit by 1.8 billion cyberattacks per month

Tighter security coming to .org, VeriSign to spend more than $300M on tech upgrades

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Public Interest Registry , VeriSign , tech

Friday - 03/12/2010, 09:23am EST

Ethics of financial reporting in spotlight after Rangel steps down

Buffeted by ethics inquiries, veteran New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the House's powerful tax-writing committee, delivering a fresh political jolt to a Democratic Party already facing angry voters.

Tags: ethics , Bill Bransford , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , financial reporting

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 09:30am EST

Five tips on testifying on the Hill

Being called to the testify on the Hill can be terrifying. We talk with a pro about how to make the process easier.

Tags: mngt , Steve Ryan , McDermott, Will & Emory

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 10:55am EST

Congressional agenda on ice

Two major snowstorms hit Washington, burying legislative action on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Jodi Schneider , American Banker , deficit , job creation , healthcare

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 10:20am EST

How pay-go goes down at agency level

President Barack Obama lauded the Senate for passing new "pay-as-you-go" budget rules, a measure he has pushed for to help address runaway government spending.

Tags: pay-go , Sam Mok , AGA

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 10:40am EST
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