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What might be on Congress's agenda when they return from recess

Tags: Federal Drive , Ian Swanson , The Hill

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 10:09am EDT
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Russian/Iranian relationship questioned

Schizophrenic is how Defense Secretary Robert Gates describes Russia's relationship to Iran. In remarks before Congress he indicated Russian knows nukes in Iran would destabilized the region, but still Russia is pursuing a commercial relationship with Iran. Gates said he was told by his counterpart in Russia while he was head of the CIA in the 1990s, supporting Iran's nuclear reactor was all about the money.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Robert Gates , Russia , Iran , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:13pm EDT

Behind the scenes on cybersecurity at your agency

The Senate Homeland Security Committee approved a bill that could dramatically reshape how agencies secure their computer networks.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:58pm EDT

Petraeus takes the Hill

Beneath bipartisan rounds of praise for Petraeus lay fault lines over the nearly nine-year war. A make-or-break military push across southern Afghanistan is stuck in neutral, though U.S. officials insist there are signs of progress and reason for hope. The Hill's Ian Swanson breaks it down for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , Ian Swanson , David Petraeus

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Cybersecurity bill clears Senate hurdle

Sometime in the next few weeks, the Senate is expected to take up a bill designed to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity infrastructure. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the legislation Thursday by voice vote.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , John Pistole , TSA , Federal Managers Association , Tom Coburn , Carl Levin , Howard Schmidt , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 06/25/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Dems mull how to cut discretionary spending

How low can they go? House Democrats say they'll forgo a traditional budget resolution for 2011 and opt for a plan to reduce non-security discretionary spending beyond what the president has proposed. We get details from The Hill's Walter Alarkon.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , The Hill , Walter Alarkon , Steny Hoyer , discretionary spending

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 09:31am EDT
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NIH faces economic strains in 2011

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health yesterday that the immediate future could be difficult because of poor economic conditions and stimulus funds running dry.

Tags: Rachel Stevens , NIH , Francis Collins , House Energy and Commerce Committee ,

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 05:47pm EDT
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Congress assembles comprehensive energy bills

In last night's address, Obama urged Congress and the nation to get behind sweeping energy and climate change legislation, a domestic priority of his presidency that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Congressional expert Jodi Schneider explains what bills address what and where they are in the process.

Tags: Federal Drive , Jodi Schneider , Energy , American Banker

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 09:31am EDT
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House bill would require manager training at all agencies

Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives today would require all agencies to invest significant time and resources in managerial training.

Tags: Federal Supervisor Training Act of 2010 , H.R. 5522 , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , House , legislation , training , management , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 04:11pm EDT
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