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McCain will block most DoD reprogramming requests

Unless it's an emergency, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Defense Secretary Leon Panetta he would block requests by the Defense Department for reprogramming requests to move money between budget accounts.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , defense budget , Senate Armed Service Committee

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:40am EDT

Analysis: Competing bills offer different approaches to cybersecurity

Bob Dix, vice president for government affairs and critical infrastructure for Juniper Networks, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the new cyber bill introduced by Senate Republicans.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Senate , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:02am EST
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GOP cyber bill takes hands-off approach to industry

Eight Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced an alternative to a comprehensive cybersecurity bill the Senate expects to vote on soon. GOP senators say their approach avoids additional bureaucracy and encourages information sharing.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , FISMA , Lisa Murkowski , Joe Lieberman , technology , DHS , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 03:54pm EST
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Senators clash over cybersecurity bill

Brendan Sasso, a staff writer covering technology for the Hill newspaper, said Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz) and Kay Bailey Huchison (R-Texas) are criticizing the comprehensive bill for putting too much emphasis on regulations rather than promoting information sharing.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , The Hill , cybersecurity , Kay Bailey Huchison , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , technology , Federal Drive , Congress

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 11:25am EST
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New rules on when FBI retains custody of detainees

The Obama administration outlined Tuesday when the FBI, rather than the military, could be allowed to retain custody of al-Qaida terrorism suspects who aren't U.S. citizens but are arrested by federal law enforcement officers.<

Tags: FBI , Barack Obama , al-Qaida , DoD , National Security Council , Lindsey Graham , Kelly Ayotte

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:50pm EST

Senate cyber bill draws Republican ire over process

Jenn Scholtes, who covers homeland security for CQ-Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the legislative wrangling over the Senate cybersecurity bill.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , Senate , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jenn Scholtes

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:19pm EST
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Senate cyber bill faces bumpy road ahead

Lawmakers at odds over critical infrastructure protection provisions. Sen. McCain promised to introduce a new version of a comprehensive cyber bill to focus on collaboration and information sharing instead of regulation of critical infrastructures. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins refute the criticism, saying they've held 10 hearings, hundreds of meeting and pleaded with others in the Senate to offer comments.

Tags: technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Ridge , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure , privacy , DoD , NSA , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/17/2012, 06:04am EST
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Top senators question Pentagon move on fighter jet

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet despite new technical problems with the troubled program.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , F-35 , Lockheed Martin , DoD Update , acquisition , contracting , Carl Levin

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:15pm EST

GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , CBO , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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Cyber Monday counterfeiting crackdown highlights agency collaboration

The Justice Department and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement led a government-wide effort to stem the flow of counterfeit products. The White House launched a public-service campaign to let citizens know the impact of fake products on the economy. The Senate passed more stringent rules for DoD and its vendors to make sure military parts are original.

Tags: oversight , DHS , DoD , ICE , John Morton , White House , Victoria Espinel , Counterfeit products , National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center , Carl Levin , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:08am EST
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