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House bill offers liability protection for information sharing

New bill to strengthen information sharing is a top legislative priority for House Homeland Security Committee.

Tags: House , cybersecurity , DHS , Michael McCaul , NCCIC , House Homeland Security Committee , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 06:32pm EDT

Senators: More transparency needed on geospatial data spending

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.

Tags: data , Geospatial , Mark Warner , Orrin Hatch , Senate , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 11:41am EDT

House GOP budget calls for increase in feds' retirement contributions

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) released his $3.8 trillion budget plan, which includes language calling for an increase to federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans. All federal employees would pay 6.6 percent of their pay into their retirement plans. The bill also increases funding to the Defense Department's Overseas Contingency Operations fund, while keeping total DoD spending under sequestration caps.

Tags: House Budget Committe , Tom Price , budget , FERS , retirement , retirement contribution , DoD , Overseas Contingency Operations , House , Steny Hoyer , Donna Edwards , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:06pm EDT

Congress' March Madness: Fed-focused bills might not make the Final Four

It's March Madness on Capitol Hill. In Depth host Francis Rose looks at four bills in Congress that are now vying for a shot at the Big Dance.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , March Madness , workforce , Tom Rice , Bruce Westerman , Alan Grayson , Jessica Klement , John Fleming

Monday - 03/16/2015, 07:36am EDT

House vets chairman: VA impeding congressional oversight

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Monday accused the inspector general and other officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs of withholding reports from his panel, despite pledges to be transparent.

Tags: Jeff Miller , inspector general , Veterans Affairs , Treasury Department , Eric Thorson , Richard Griffin

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:37pm EDT

5 things to know about Congress' budget debate

Tags: budget

Monday - 03/16/2015, 12:08pm EDT
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