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Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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Bill could federalize some private security guards

Eight reports to Congress over the last six years have pointed out numerous shortcomings in the Federal Protective Service. The issues include inadequate training and supervision of contract guards, insufficient staff and budget, and security breaches that have allowed bomb-making materials to be smuggled into supposedly secure buildings. Now, lawmakers say enough is enough, and have introduced legislation designed to modernize and reform the FPS, which is responsible for security in 9,000 federal buildings and courthouses.

Tags: management , FPS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Susan Collins , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , building security , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 05:03pm EDT
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Lew sets tone for second term as OMB director

Senators praise Lew for experience. Committee plans to vote on his nomination next week. Lew said technology, acquisition reform and performance management are among his top non-budget priorities.

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , State Department , Peter Orszag , privacy , performance management , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:26am EDT
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OMB targets fixes for mission critical IT projects

The Office of Management and Budget is throwing a lifeline, of sorts, to 15 agencies who have IT projects that are on its high-risk list. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the 26 projects on his new high priority list are mission critical. He said some extra attention now could reap dividends down the road when those projects finally realize their long-awaited potential.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , Vivek Kundra , OPM , Matt Perry , DoJ , Vance Hitch , Bernie Mazur , Interior , NARA , David Ferrierro , Senate , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , FBI, Sentinel , RSM , High Risk list , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 06:19am EDT
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Lawmakers vary on Census savings claim

The Commerce Department says that as things stand the 2010 Census is now expected to come in on schedule and 22 percent under budget, meaning a savings of $1.6 billion in 2010. Congressional reaction to the news is split along party lines with some lawmakers praising the efforts of the Census Bureau to do an accurate and cost-effective population count - while one lawmaker calls the claims "smoke and mirrors."

Tags: management , Gary Locke , Robert Groves , Commerce , Census , William Lacy Clay , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , 2010 census , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 07:07am EDT
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Behind the scenes on cybersecurity at your agency

The Senate Homeland Security Committee approved a bill that could dramatically reshape how agencies secure their computer networks.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Congress , technology , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Susan Collins , Tom Carper

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:58pm EDT

Cybersecurity bill clears Senate hurdle

Sometime in the next few weeks, the Senate is expected to take up a bill designed to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity infrastructure. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the legislation Thursday by voice vote.

Tags: Congress , technology , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , John Pistole , TSA , Federal Managers Association , Tom Coburn , Carl Levin , Howard Schmidt , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 06/25/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Cybersecurity legislation gaining momentum in Senate

Senator Joseph Lieberman thinks his cybersecurity bill will be the one to cross the finish line to the President's desk.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , technology , Senate , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , DHS , FISMA , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:44pm EDT

Cybersecurity bill gets first Senate hearing

With as many as 40 different cybersecurity bills in various stages of consideration on Capitol Hill, which one will make it to President Obama's desk? The chairman of one powerful Senate committee is betting his cybersecurity measure will win approval in the Senate, and eventually earn the President's signature before mid-summer.

Tags: technology , Senate , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , DHS , FISMA , cybersecurity , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:52am EDT
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Senate's newest cyber bill on fast track to passage

Senate leaders pledge to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill this year. Sen. Lieberman promises a hearing and markup of the legislation before the end of June. Industry experts are concerned over the role DHS will play in regulating critical infrastructure.

Tags: technology , White House , DHS , OMB , Joy Fox , Jim Langevin , Bob Dix , Phil Bond , Juniper Networks , TechAmerica , cybersecurity , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/11/2010, 06:46am EDT
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