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Senate bill tries to break cyber overhaul impasse

The new bill from Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) change the Department of Homeland Security's control over cybersecurity standards in the private sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Sheldon Whitehouse , Senate , Congress , Federal Drive , The Hill

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 08:06am EDT

Cyber legislation stuck in stalemate

Two competing bills disagree over how much Homeland Security should dictate cyber standards to the private sector.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive , Congress , DHS , Sheldon Whitehouse , In Depth

Monday - 06/11/2012, 09:22am EDT

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 , John McCain , 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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Senators suggest scrapping virtual fence

The virtual fence, better known as SBInet, was originally proposed by the Bush Administration to monitor the southern U.S. border with Mexico. But now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are quickly losing patience with a project that has had a troubled history, while hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars in costs.

Tags: management , DHS , CBP , Alan Bersin , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Janet Napolitano , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:08am EDT
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