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OMB turns up heat on agencies to implement smart ID cards for computer access

The OMB E-Gov Cyber unit will prioritize those agencies that have struggled to implement two-factor authentication for CyberStat reviews. Only 41 percent of federal civilian agencies are using HSPD-12 cards to log on to networks and computers.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , FISMA report , HSPD-12 , Trusted Internet Connections

Monday - 03/02/2015, 02:42pm EST

DHS issues shutdown guidance to its employees

While it's unclear whether Congress will approve another continuing resolution or full-year funding for the Homeland Security Department after this Friday, DHS has made plans in case of a lapse in funding.

Tags: DHS , shutdown , furloughs , budget , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:41pm EST

House backs bill to force VA execs to give back bonuses

The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , House

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:30am EST

S&M on Capitol Hill

Some would argue that Republicans and Democrats in Congress make it a habit of torturing each other. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey knows that they're really there to torture us.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , DHS , budget , sequestration , shutdown

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 03:00am EST

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The Homeland Security Department is running on a one-week continuing resolution after Congress couldn't agree on a long-term spending plan for the agency. The new CR is set to run out on Friday. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. He outlined the debate over the DHS budget on Capitol Hill for Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: David Hawkings , DHS , Roll Call , In Depth

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:17pm EST
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David Powner, Director of IT Management Issues, GAO

The Internal Revenue Service is making technology investments to move away from some programs it says started during the Kennedy Administration. Congress repeatedly slashed and froze its budget over the past five years, so it's important for the IRS to know exactly how much its IT investments will cost. According to the Government Accountability office, that's not exactly the case today. David Powner is director of information technology management issues at the GAO. He shared three recommendations to improve how the IRS tracks its investments with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: David Powner , GAO , IRS ,

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:14pm EST
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Lawmakers' latest FOIA reform effort would strengthen governmentwide ombudsman

This year's attempt to overhaul the the Freedom of Information Act would give the Office of Government Information Services the independence to report directly to Congress on FOIA issues. Without that, OGIS is 'neither an independent watchdog or overseer,' according to its just-retired director.

Tags: FOIA , NARA , Office of Government Information Services , Sunshine in Government Initiative , Rick Blum , Frederick Sadler , Darrell Issa , Jared Serbu , Miriam Nisbet

Monday - 03/02/2015, 06:41am EST

Earth to House GOP: Messing with DHS ain't governing

The only solution that will demonstrate House Republican leaders are serious about governing is to put a fully-funded DHS bill on the floor right away, says In Depth host Francis Rose.

Tags: Francis Rose , DHS , Tom Ridge , Michael Chertoff , In Depth , House , Senate , budget , John Boehner , Mitch McConnell

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:34am EST

OGE rolls out Integrity public disclosure filing system

Nineteen agencies have already adopted Integrity, the new electronic financial disclosure program introduced by the Office of Government Ethics to help streamline public filing process.

Tags: Office of Government Ethics , STOCK Act , financial disclosure , ethics , Walter Shaub , transparency , Michael OConnell , management , oversight , Integrity

Monday - 03/02/2015, 10:00am EST
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