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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 , Congress

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Bill would block BRAC traffic at the parking lot

It's being called a potential traffic catastrophe. Thousands of federal workers, and their cars, are being shifted to already crowded roads in Northern Virginia as part of BRAC. Now, there are efforts to stop it.

Tags: pay and benefits , BRAC , defense , DoD , Mark Center , traffic , Amy Morris ,

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 07:14am EDT

Congressman Hal Rogers: concerned about cybersecurity funding

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) explains why he thinks cutting funding to certain cybersecurity programs might not be such a good idea.

Tags: management , technology , cybersecurity , CNCI , TIC , Einstein , Rep. Hal Rogers , Dorothy Ramienski , GAO ,

Friday - 04/16/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Rep. Thompson: Federal Protective Service must do better

GAO officials told a House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that FPS has repeatedly failed to manage its contract workforce and should consider other approaches to protecting federal buildings. Rep. Bennie Thompson joins us with details.

Tags: mngt , contracting , Bennie Thompson , building security , FPS , DHS , GAO ,

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 11:10am EDT
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Bill requires all agencies to have COOP/telework plan

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) explains his amendment to the Telework Improvements Act of 2009.

Tags: pay & benefits , telework , COOP , Rep. Gerry Connolly , Dorothy Ramienski ,

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Accounting requested for Cash for Clunkers costs

Senator Chuck Grassley is asking the Secretary of Transportation to for an accounting of the administrative costs for the $3 billion "Cash for Clunkers" program set up on a temporary basis last year to help consumers buy new, more fuel efficient cars.

Tags: transparency , Charles Grassley , Cash for Clunkers , DoT , Ray Lahood ,

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 11:00am EST
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Congressional Spotlight: Senator Bob Bennett and new acqusition bills

Two new bills involving acquisition workers were just introduced yesterday and we told you about then first right here on Federal News Radio. Today, we'll talk to one of the sponsors of both bills, Utah Sen. Bill Bennett.

Tags: acquisition , Senator Bob Bennett , Congress

Friday - 12/18/2009, 06:05pm EST
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FEHBP Open Season workshop on Nov. 30

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D.-Va.) is hosting a federal health plan open season workshop this coming Monday.

Tags: P&B , open season , Gerry Connolly , FEHBP ,

Wednesday - 11/25/2009, 10:58am EST
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Rep. Van Hollen offers help for feds with fewer Health Plan options

Open Season can be tough to navigate for some federal employees. Maryland Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen is trying to help federal workers understand their choices.

Tags: P&B , Christopher Van Hollen , FEHBP , open season ,

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 11:09am EST
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Rep. Bob Filner: steps to improve government for veterans

The Initiative underscores to federal agencies the importance of recruiting and training veterans, aims to increase the employment of veterans within the Executive Branch, and helps recently hired veterans adjust to service in a civilian capacity.

Tags: P&B , veterans , Veterans Day , federal hiring , Bob Filner , House Veterans Affairs Committee , VA , IRS , best practices

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 12:15pm EST
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