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House Oversight FISMA bill envisions beefed-up OMB role

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unveiled a bill to overhaul a decade-old law detailing how federal agencies protect their computer networks from cybersecurity threats. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee, told Federal News Radio the Office of Management and Budget is better poised to be a "fair arbitrator" than the Homeland Security Department.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , cybersecurity , FISMA , Darrell Issa , DHS , OMB , Elijah Cummings , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Susan Collins , John McCain

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:43pm EDT
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Coalition for Government Procurement honors Lieberman, Collins

The industry association, the Coalition for Government Procurement, gave Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) its highest award for using common sense in dealing with federal procurement.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Susan Collins , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , acquisition workforce , jason miller

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 07:10pm 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 , John McCain , Susan Collins , Congress , Senate , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:02am 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 , Susan Collins , John McCain , 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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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , FISMA , Jay Rockefeller , Congress , Senate , Susan Collins , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget , jason miller

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Dan Gordon , GAO , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , supension and debarment , Bill Shook , Shook-Donan , Joe Hornyak , Holland and Knight , jason miller

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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CIOs still not meeting spirit, intent of Clinger-Cohen law, GAO finds

A new report highlights fewer CIOs are reporting to their agency's secretary today than in 2004. More of these senior technology managers wear more than one-hat and are responsible for many areas outside the 13 the statute originally called for.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , GAO , DoD , Susan Collins , Clinger-Cohen Act , Teri Takai , jason miller

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:28am EDT

TSA nominee Erroll Southers under fire on two fronts

His "misstatements" to the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Senator Jim Demint's opposition to collective bargaining for TSA screeners have Southers's nomination on hold.

Tags: management , Congress , homeland security , DHS , Erroll Southers , Jim DeMint , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Susan Collins

Monday - 01/04/2010, 06:43pm EST

Lieberman asks for all CRS reports to be made public

Sen. Joseph Lieberman wants to make Congressional Research Service reports easier to get a hold of.

Tags: management , Charles Schumer , Congressional Research Service , Senate Homeland Security Governmental Affairs Comm

Wednesday - 03/04/2009, 05:34pm EST
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