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House Homeland Security bill denies civilian pay raise

The White House has threatened to veto a House bill providing funding for the Homeland Security Department, taking issue with many of the bill's provisions, including a denial of a civilian pay raise. The committee bill also doesn't include any new funding for the agency's data-center consolidation efforts or construction for its new headquarters.

Tags: Congress , budget , House Appropriations Committee , DHS , pay and benefits , pay freeze , cybersecurity , Einstein , St. Elizabeth

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 08:40pm EDT

DHS creates task force to develop cyber workforce

The Homeland Security Department has created a task force to develop future workers. It will consider expanding DHS' involvement in cyber competitions and university programs, enhancing public-private partnerships and working with other agencies.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Janet Napolitano , Congress , DHS , Homeland Security Advisory Council

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:46am EDT

Zen 101: Is nothing better than something, or anything?

How much do you know about Zen? For example when, if ever, is nothing better than something, or anything? Is it desirable to be the bullseye if your opposition is the gang that couldn't shoot straight, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , pay , pay freeze , VA

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

House passes VA, DoD civilian pay freeze

The House passed a veterans funding bill Thursday that includes extends the pay freeze another year for civilian employees of the the Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Barack Obama , Congress , VA , DoD , Beth Moten

Friday - 06/01/2012, 02:36pm EDT

House passes veterans funding bill

Tags: VA , veterans , Congress , health care

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:25pm EDT

House votes to outspend White House on spy bill

The House voted to give the intelligence community a few billion dollars more Thursday than the White House wanted for next year's budget _ a price tag that covers the range of intelligence needs from the CIA to the high-tech satellites that spied on Osama bin Laden's compound.

The White House registered its objection before the vote, but did not threaten to veto the bill, which the House passed 386-28.

Tags: intelligence , Congress , budget , NSA

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 06:11pm EDT

House OKs FDA bill to increase inspections, fees

The Food and Drug Administration would have more power to catch tainted pharmaceuticals manufactured overseas before they enter the U.S. market under legislation passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

Tags: FDA , USDA , Congress , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 07:49am EDT

White House issues veto threat on veterans bill

The White House is warning that President Barack Obama will veto a widely popular House spending bill for veterans' programs and construction projects at military bases.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Congress , veterans , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:52pm EDT
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