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House-backed cyber bills head to Senate

Despite a veto threat from the President, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday , along with three other cybersecurity bills.

Tags: Congress , Senate , CISPA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Mac Thornberry , technology , Dutch Ruppersberger

Friday - 04/27/2012, 07:12pm EDT

House Roll Call: Cybersecurity

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , technology

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 08:11pm EDT

The joys of divided government

Democrats control the White House and the Senate, while Republicans call the shots in the House. So what impact has divided government had on federal workers? Some people think things could be a whole lot worse if one party ran all three operations at the same time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Drive , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Senate

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

House-backed DATA Act, increases transparency, caps agency spending

On a voice vote, the House backed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the DATA Act. The legislation would establish uniform standards for all recipients to report federal money and set up a single website where average Americans could search for information on how government agencies, departments and other recipients spend federal funds.

Tags: financial management , Transparency , DATA Act , Congress

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 01:32pm EDT

DATA aims to save money by making spending easier to track

The House is expected to vote on and pass the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which aims to save taxpayer money by tracking spending by federal agencies.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , The Hill , Federal Drive , Darrell Issa , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Congress , contracting , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:35pm EDT
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House GOP pulls its budget punches

Tags: budget , Senate , Congress , management

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:30pm EDT

Mica calls for GSA to fire official embroiled in scandal

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is calling for the General Services Administration to stop paying an official at the center of the conference spending scandal.

Tags: John Mica , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Neely , Shakeup at GSA

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 03:11pm EDT

White House wants tighter rules for cyber information sharing

The administration has tried to get in front of the debate over the information sharing aspects of one of the cybersecurity bills up for debate in the House Thursday. Democratic lawmakers and industry groups expressed concern over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) arguing its provisions on what information is to be shared and with whom are too broad.

Tags: technology , White House , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , cybersecurity , information sharing , Critical infrastructure protection , Congress , Senate , Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:24pm EDT

Bill makes customer service part of feds' evaluations

The provision is one of many in a new bill passed out of a House committee last week to boost customer service at federal agencies. The Federal Customer Service Enhancement Act or H.R. 538 would direct the Office of Management and Budget to set customer service standards and name someone to be a customer relations representative at each agency.

Tags: Henry Cuellar , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , customer service , GPRA Modernization , Federal Drive , workforce , management

Monday - 04/23/2012, 10:38am EDT
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