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Paging developers for Congressional duty

Learn why we need more developers serving in Congress

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Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 01:59pm EDT

Hoyer explains changes to FY 2011 budgeting

House Democrats passed a budget bill that sets discretionary spending at levels below President Obama's. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , Steny Hoyer , Congressional Spotlight , FY 2011 budget , discretionary spending

Friday - 07/16/2010, 10:54am EDT
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Upcoming Congressional agenda

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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