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Recrafted cyber bill contains emergency powers

A cybersecurity measure still in draft form would give President Obama additional powers. The proposed legislation would permit the President to declare an emergency if there's a threat to the nation's electrical grid.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , Reuters , cybersecurity , grid

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 09:30am EDT

Schmidt says cyber coordination on upswing

White House cyber coordinator says using secure identity cards and working more closely with industry among his top short term priorities. He says a new strategy to secure online transactions also is on track for the President's signature this fall. And he's closely watching Capitol Hill as Senate lawmakers may be close to completing draft of consolidated cyber bill.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , White House , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , cybersecurity , HSPD-12 , secure identity management , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cybers , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/09/2010, 06:52am EDT
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Telework caught in a crossfire

One amendment, two committees equals a whole lot of nothing moving in the Telework Enhancement Act.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , PTO , Tom Coburn , DHS , Governmental Affairs Committee , Gov Exec , Patrick Leahy , Senate ,

Friday - 05/21/2010, 05:18pm EDT

House passage of Senate jobs bill would end DoT furloughs

Senate also considering separate extension bill that would end furloughs, but Sen. Bunning has put hold on it. Transportation furloughs 2,000 employees and stops 41 major construction projects because it doesn't have funding.

Tags: pay and benefits , Ray Lahood , Nancy Pelosi , Frank Lautenberg , James Oberstar , Richard Durbin , Jim Bunning , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Commit , DoT , employee furloughs

Monday - 03/01/2010, 03:58pm EST

CBO Scoring and the Spin Meisters

Understatement of the Month: the CBO's scoring of Healthcare is preliminary.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , Congressional Budget Office , CBO , Nancy Pelosi , Max Baucus , Senate Finance Committee

Monday - 10/12/2009, 09:39am EDT
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Reporter's Notebook: A new day on the Hill

Day One of the 111th Congress is now history. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has a page from his Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: MC , U.S. Congress , Joseph Biden , Robert C. Byrd , Mary Landrieu , Dick Cheney , Mitch McConnell , Joseph Cao , Rod Blagojevich

Wednesday - 01/07/2009, 06:51am EST

Reporter's Notebook: A new day on the Hill

Day One of the 111th Congress is now history. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has a page from his Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: MC , U.S. Congress , Joseph Biden , Robert C. Byrd , Mary Landrieu , Dick Cheney , Mitch McConnell , Joseph Cao , Rod Blagojevich

Wednesday - 01/07/2009, 06:51am EST
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