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Sequestration snarling 2014 budget process

The annual appropriations process is a complex and arduous Washington practice. But sequestration has snarled the process this year. As appropriators work to set agency funding, the House and the Senate disagree about how to account for the cuts in next year's spending plans.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , 2014 appropriations , sequestration , Hal Rogers , Nita Lowey , Joel Friedman , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ,

Sunday - 07/07/2013, 09:48pm EDT

The terror attack in Boston

Heritage Foundation security expert James Carafano will discuss the terrorist bombings in Boston, and what the U.S. government can do to prevent future attacks.
April 19, 2013

Tags: workforce , terrorist attack , Boston bombings , James Carafano , national security , DHS , Veteran Nation , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , terrorism

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:57pm EDT
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McConnell breathes life back into Senate cyber bill

The Republican leader said today on the Senate floor that after the debates over the DoD and Intelligence authorization bills, lawmakers could address concerns about the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.

Tags: technology , Congress , Mitch McConnell , cybersecurity , David Inserra , John McCain , Joseph Lieberman , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 08:12pm EST

Feds work a month less per year than private sector, Heritage report finds

The report found federal employees work on average of 38.7 hours a week, compared with 41.4 hours per week in the private sector. That difference adds up to 3.8 fewer weeks per year feds work.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , CBO , pay freeze , Bureau of Labor Statistics

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 10:30am EDT

Analyst calls Senate cybersecurity bill inadequate

In a report from the Heritage Foundation, analyst Paul Rosenzweig said the bill still is intrusive, provides little liability protection for private owners and the proposed incentives would make the standards mandatory, not voluntary as lawmakers have claimed.

Tags: technology , Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Senate , Congress

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:48am EDT

Senators press DoD to reveal more details on sequestration

Legislation requiring Defense Department to disclose budget-cutting contingency plans would be attached to 'every bill that walks'

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , sequestration , Kelly Ayotte , Steven Bucci , Brookings Institution , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Michael O

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:11am EDT
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Analysis: 2013 DoD budget 'far short of what is adequate'

Dr. James Carafano, director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, discussed his perspective on the 2013 defense budget request.

Tags: DoD , defense budget , James Carafano , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 07:20pm EDT
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Analysis: Incremental approach on cyber legislation more effective

Paul Rosenzweig, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and the former the deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Homeland Security Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss competing cybersecurity legislation in both the House and Senate.

Tags: Paul Rosenzweig , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , House , Senate , Congress , SECURE IT Act , In Depth

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:56pm EST
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Senate committee seeks expert testimony on DoD budget

The Senate Budget Committee examined the FY 2013 budget request for the Defense Department Tuesday. Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said providing funding for national security is the "single most important responsibility" of lawmakers and the government. Three expert witnesses also testified.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Kent Conrad , DoD , budget , Senate Budget Committee , James Carafano , Brookings Institution , David Barno , defense

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:02pm EST

DHS deciding on future of SBInet

The border security program continues to experience delays. Secretary Napolitano calls for reassessment to make sure program is meeting agency's needs. DHS will not move forward with any new SBInet deployments in the near future.

Tags: security , technology , Mark Borkowski , Janet Napolitano , Bennie Thompson , Mark Souder , DHS , CBP , House Homeland Security Committee , Boeing , Jena Baker-McNeil , SBINet , border security

Friday - 01/22/2010, 06:59am EST
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