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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

Analyst: Don't drag out 'don't ask' changes

In reflecting on lessons learned, what was perhaps the most striking observation was the commonality of the responses from our allies, who came from varied nationalities, ranks, specialties, and experiences, says Peter Singer with Brookings.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , DoD , Peter Singer , Brookings Institution , 21st Century Defense Initiative , lessons learned

Friday - 06/11/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Incumbent rage leaves budgets in limbo

Treading carefully is expected slow down the budget process on the Hill even further. Details from American Banker's Jodi Schneider.

Tags: Federal Drive , Primary elections

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 11:10am EDT
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Towns to do fix check of National Central Bureau

Chairman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (D-NY) is requesting detailed information from the Justice Department and DHS after the release of a Justice Department Inspector General report in 2009 that outlined major lapses at the United States National Central Bureau.

Tags: Federal Drive , Edolphus Towns , USNCB , INTERPOL , DoJ , DHS , Congressional Spotlight ,

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Defense Authorization still 'veto bait'

Don't Ask, Don't Tell and Joint Strike Fighter issues are only the beginnings of the hurdles for the bill. Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor at American Banker, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense Authorization Bill , defense , FY 2011 budget , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , Joint Strike Fighter , Jodi Schneider , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 10:35am EDT
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Static cleared over the telework bill

The Senate approves a bill designed to expand telework in the federal government. The Telework Enhancement Act would create an assumption in agencies that employees are eligible to telework. We get an update from American Banker's Jodi Schneider.

Tags: Federal Drive , telework , pay and benefits , Jodi Schneider , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 11:18am EDT
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