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Senate plots cybercrime counterattack

This Fall, the Senate is expected to consider legislation designed to improve cybersecurity in the private sector, and help businesses combat cyber criminals. A Senate panel heard testimony on the scope, and the seriousness of the problem yesterday.

Tags: tech , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Robert Carr , Heartland Payment Systems , William Nelson, , Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysi , Michael Merritt , U.S. Secret Service

Tuesday - 09/15/2009, 07:06am EDT
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Senate leaders to attempt a compromise as shutdown looms

Time for lawmakers to pass a continuing resolution is running short as the fiscal year ends Friday. The Senate rejected the House version of CR Friday, and will take up debate on its version Monday afternoon. In the meantime, cuts to GAO and the E-Government Fund are drawing ire from supporters.

Tags: technology , budget , Congress , House , Senate , Harry Reid , continuing resolution , shutdown , Tom Coburn , Dave McClure , GSA , GAO , OMB , E-Government Fund , Jason Miller , appropriations

Monday - 09/26/2011, 05:38am EDT
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Senate committee approves DHS hiring freeze in reauthorization bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to hold the number of federal employees stable for the foreseeable future. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he also wants to look at the size of the agency's contractor workforce as well. The freeze was approved in the committee's first-ever DHS reauthorization bill.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Susan Collins , Rand Paul , Claire McCaskill , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , contracting , acquisition , TechAmerica , Rafael Borras , Jason Miller , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:07am EDT
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FEMA not abiding by IT approval guidelines

Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins said the agency has not created an IT management and oversight plan. Without a comprehensive model on IT, the agency cannot fix the way it responds to disasters.

Tags: FEMA , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Susan Collins , DHS , information technology , Janet Napolitano , IT oversight , Courtney Thompson , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:14pm EDT

GAO: Collaboration overseas key to fighting terrorism

A new GAO report finds gaps in the United States' collaboration with international partners on terrorism

Tags: GAO , State Department , DHS , DoJ , security , terrorism , passports , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:25pm EDT

OFPP promises to tame interagency contracts

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon told a Senate committee that a new rule to add more oversight to multi-agency contracts should be out soon. Agencies wanting to develop new multiple award contracts will have to justify them before going forward. OFPP is also trying to use strategic sourcing to take advantage of the government's buying power.

Tags: management , contracting , Dan Gordon , Gene Dodaro , OFPP , GAO , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Interagency contracting , GWACs , Multiple award contracts , BPAs , duplicative programs , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Senate committee finds few hurdles with cyber proposal

The White House's draft bill includes many similarities with the one sponsored by the Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper. The biggest issues are around the President's powers over the Internet during emergencies and whether there should be a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator at DHS. Senate Majority Leader Reid is making comprehensive cyber legislation a priority this session.

Tags: technology , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , Harry Reid , Jason Chipman , DHS , DoJ , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NCTC , cybersecurity , liability protections , critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/23/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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