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House votes to ease airport screening for troops

he bill, approved 404-0, would give the Homeland Security Department six months to devise a preference system for the Armed Forces.

Tags: TSA , Chip Cravaak , DHS , House , Congress

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:37pm EST

FedRAMP cloud security memo makes it past OMB director's review

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew has approved the cloud security memo and guidance, known as FedRAMP, pushing it to the brink of public release, Federal News Radio has learned. Multiple sources confirmed Lew approved the documents before Thanksgiving and OMB could issue the memo and guidance as early as next week.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Cloud computing , OMB , Jacob Lew , FedRAMP , GSA , DHS , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:32pm EST

Senate votes to expand Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Senate approved an amendment to the sweeping defense bill by voice vote Monday night despite opposition of the current chairman and service chiefs.

Tags: National Guard , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Senate , Patrick Leahy , Lindsey Graham

Monday - 11/28/2011, 07:43pm EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 29, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , FAA , FBI ,

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:05am EST

Opponent to gay ban repeal changes opinion

Marine Gen. James Amos now calls the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" a non-event and says it does not undermine the war effort.

Tags: James Amos , gay rights , Barack Obama , Marine Corps

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:23am EST

Dempsey: U.S. under daily cyber attacks

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calls for "whole government" approach to dealing with online threat.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Martin Dempsey , Internet , Technology

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:10am EST

Army says oldest 4-star general has died at 98

Tags: Army , people , Ralph Haines

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 02:49pm EST

DoD's IG to resign

Defense Department Inspector General Gordon Heddell is stepping down Dec. 24.

Tags: Gordon Heddell , Politico , IG , people

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 03:23am EST

Analysis: Threat of 'abrupt' cuts will hang over DoD for next year

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how sequestration will affect defense managers and contractors. He said the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts from sequestration will hang over DoD for the next year.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget , supercommittee , sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Industry , Acquisition , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:13am EST
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