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Bill to establish cyber sharing nonprofit clears House subcommittee

The bill Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (H.R. 3674) names DHS as the "single focal point for protecting federal networks and systems," as well as for private sector critical infrastructure, said bill sponsor Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).

Tags: Dan Lungren , cybersecurity , technology , Congress , DHS , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:19am EST

House pay freeze vote a preview of payroll tax decision?

As a House-Senate conference committee continues negotiations over how to extend the payroll tax cut, ahead of a Feb. 29 deadline, there's at least one issue that has never left the table: federal pay and benefits. The eight House Republicans on the conference committee all voted in support of the stand-alone pay freeze bill. Of the five House Democrats, only Rep. Allyson Schwartz, of Pennsylvania, voted yes on the bill.

Tags: Congress , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax cut , pay freeze

Friday - 02/03/2012, 08:25pm EST

House bill prohibits within-grade increases in 2012

A bill in the House would prohibit within-grade pay increases through 2012 for federal employees.

Tags: Martha Roby , Congress , pay and benefits , within-grade increases , pay freeze , budget

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:15am EST

House passes 4-year aviation program blueprint

Tags: Congress , budget , FAA

Friday - 02/03/2012, 04:54pm EST

Group gives 25 lawmakers 'perfect scores' on federal report card

Federally Employed Women, which is aimed at improving the status of women working for the federal government, reviewed legislators' voting records on 10 bills mostly related to federal pay and benefits. The group gave its highest score a 100 percent to two senators and 23 House members, all Democrats.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Federally Employed Women , Congress , Senate , pay freeze

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 07:47am EST

House bill aims to increase subcontracting transparency

A bill introduced in the House aims to increase the subcontracting transparency and pass-through contracts to large companies.

Tags: Mick Mulvaney , contracting , transparency , SBA

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 03:42pm EST

Cyber bill clears House Homeland Security subcommittee

The bill is sponsored by California Congressman Dan Lungren. It mirrors the Senate version by protecting critical infrastructure, expanding the role of the Homeland Security Department and sharing threat data with the private sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Dan Lungren , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 11:43am EST

Committee chair promises to spike new BRAC requests

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says he'll kill any request coming from the Pentagon for a new round of base closures.

Tags: Buck McKeon , Martin Dempsey , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , Congress , BRAC

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:56am EST
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