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Draft cyber bill creates National Information Sharing Organization

Under the draft bill, introduced by the chairman of the House Homeland Security Cybersecurity Subcommittee, Daniel Lungren (R-Calif.), the organization would share cyber threat information among various government and private-sector groups. The Homeland Security Department would take a lead role in the new organization by organizing the information sharing across the government and its private sector counterparts.

Tags: Congress , In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Daniel Lungren

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:22pm EST

Will federal workers 'bear the brunt' of paying for payroll tax cut?

Humberto Sanchez, who covers the Senate for CQ Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose with the latest on where a proposed federal pay freeze stands.

Tags: Congress , Senate , In Depth , Francis Rose , Humberto Sanchez , payroll tax cut , pay freeze , CQ Roll Call

Friday - 12/02/2011, 09:02pm EST
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Van Hollen: Federal employees not scapegoats

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he's disappointed in the supercommittee's failure to reach a deal, and he called the looming automatic cuts launched by the sequester "draconian." If the deepest cuts are enacted about 8 to 9 percent in cuts to annual agency budgets feds should prepare for the worst, he said.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , supercommittee , budget , sequestration , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 01:26pm EST
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House passes bill modifying FECA

The House has approved bipartisan legislation reforming the Federal Employees Compensation Act. The bill streamlines the claims process and expands benefits.

Tags: Congress , FECA , pay and benefits , workers

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:48pm EST

Omnibus lumbers forward despite potential political pitfalls

Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper calls Senate Majority Leader Reid's omnibus package as "only way to get these appropriations bills passed."

Tags: Alexander Bolton , Harry Reid , John Boehner , Congress , Senate , budget , appropriations , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 11:27am EST
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House bill to create public safety broadband network

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2011, emergency responders found they could not communicate with each other. A decade later, that problem persists.

Tags: Henry Waxman , Anna Eshoo , D-block , FCC , broadband network , public safety , first responders , technology , Congress , Sept. 11

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 09:54am EST

House votes to ease airport screening for troops

he bill, approved 404-0, would give the Homeland Security Department six months to devise a preference system for the Armed Forces.

Tags: DoD , TSA , Chip Cravaak , DHS , Congress

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:37pm EST

Post-supercommittee, Congress behind on budget work

With the failure of the supercommittee tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit to strike a deal, Congress is back to square one, said David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , supercommittee , David Hawkings , CQ Roll Call

Monday - 11/28/2011, 06:21pm EST
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House to vote on bill modifying FECA

If enacted, H.R. 2465 would make several changes to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, including allowing assistants and nurses to certify disabilities.

Tags: FECA , George Miller , Tim Walberg , Lynn Woolsey , benefits , health care

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 10:55am EST
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