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Friday morning federal headlines - Sept. 23

On today's Federal Drive: OPM releases the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey, Democratic senators are examining G.I. Bill education benefits that flow to for-profit colleges and the House passes a continuing resolution that Senate Democrats have vowed to vote down.

Tags: Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , OPM , GI Bill , CR

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:04am EDT

FTC relaunches cyber 'on guard' site

The Federal Trade Commission has reshaped and relaunched its OnGuardOnline website.The site includes tips and resources on how to be safe, secure and responsible online.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , FTC , DHS

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:35pm EDT

DHS, NIST partner on 'botnet playbook'

The Homeland Security Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are teaming up to create a "botnet playbook," which will act as an industry "code of conduct" for dealing with the cyber threat.

Tags: DHS , NIST , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:26pm EDT

Senate committee clears Carter nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Congress , DoD , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report ,

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 22

On today's Federal Drive: The House fails to pass a continuing resolution, a Senate subcommittee approves a DHS hiring freeze and the Air Force is offering some 6,000 civilian buyouts.

Tags: Federal Drive newscast , House , Senate , Congress , DHS , Air Force , buyouts

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 08:53am EDT

Better federal payments requires innovative approach

Dan Chenok, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the The Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation fund and the innovative pilot programs have come out of it.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , OMB , best practices , Improper payments ,

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:40am EDT

Analysis: Obama's debt reduction proposals to spur retirements

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what the plan means for federal employees.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , deficit-reduction , pay and benefits , recruiting , hiring , budget

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 10:47am EDT

FBI investigates corporate bank-account hacks

The FBI is investigating more than 400 cyber hijackings of corporate bank accounts, after cyber criminals have taken over the accounts of American companies, school districts and even some local government offices and made unauthorized wire transfers.

Tags: FBI , DoJ , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Gordon Snow ,

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 12:04pm EDT

Expert: Smartphone use make US more vulnerable to cyber threats

Former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke said recently smartphones remain a huge cybersecurity problem for the U.S. In an interview with Computerworld-New Zealand, Clarke said that smartphones are the newest and largest vulnerability in the U.S.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Richard Clarke , smartphones

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 11:50am EDT

CACI lands $33M Navy contract

Government contractor CACI has landed a $33 million contract with the Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, The Washington Business Journal reports.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , CACI , contracting , acquisition , Naval Surface Warfare Center

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 11:42am EDT
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