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Feds turn down Kerry request for cod assessment

The nation's oceans chief has turned down a request made first by U.S. Sen. John Kerry for a new assessment of the health of Gulf of Maine cod.

Tags: NOAA , Jane Lubchenco , Senate

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 08:59pm EST

Lawmakers to question OPM's handling of USAJobs

The widespread frustration over the Office of Personnel Management's handling of USAJobs.gov has caught lawmakers' attention. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce has invited OPM, government inspectors and Monster, the company that previously ran the federal jobs site, to testify at a hearing Tuesday.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , USAJobs , workforce , hiring , technology , Monster Government Solutions , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Pat Tamburrino , DoD , Dennis Ross , Emily Kopp , Bob Lam , Ron Johnson , CHCO Council

Monday - 11/14/2011, 02:55pm EST
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OPM says USAJobs recovered from 'death spiral'

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said the federal jobs website USAJobs.gov is headed in the right direction after a rough debut three weeks ago. OPM has added server capacity and refined features to make the site easier to use. OPM Director John Berry said the agency's response is an example of "government working." But OPM now faces a congressional hearing and public outrage over the botched rollout.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Kathy Dillaman , USAJobs , workforce , hiring , technology , Monster Government Solutions , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:52am EDT
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Sen. Kerry calls for private vendor to manage USAJobs site

Following the troubled launch of the revamped USAJobs.gov, the government's jobs portal, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), is renewing his call for a private contractor to manage the site. He has also asked Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to investigate and intervene.

Tags: USAJobs.gov , OPM , workforce , hiring , Steven VanRoekel

Friday - 10/28/2011, 09:35am EDT

Lawmakers commit to cybersecurity in letter

A group of influential lawmakers send the President a letter emphasizing the need to strengthen national cybersecurity, emphasizing their concerns and recommendations.

Tags: technology , Joesph Lieberman , Harry Reid , Jay Rockefeller , Carl Levin , Dianne Feinstein , Patrick Leahy , Anna Eshoo , Howard Schmidt , Barack Obama , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , cybersecurity , cyberspace coordinator , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 05:23pm EDT

Report: Clinton considering World Bank move

Reuters reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is considering a move to the World Bank

Tags: World Bank , State Department , people , Hillary Clinton

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:39pm EDT

Bill would strengthen online privacy rights

A new bill would require that companies tracking consumer data seek permission before sharing information about a person with other companies.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , John McCain , privacy , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 03:05pm EST

Navy's Mabus: No plans for more BRAC closings in 2015

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said there are no plans in place for Base Realignment and Closure starting in 2015.

Tags: BRAC , DoD , Ray Mabus , Buck McKeon , John Buckner

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 03:38pm EST
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