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CMS, IRS promise to meet cybersecurity requirements to protect Affordable Care Act data

While leaders at CMS said the hub connecting personal information stored in the health insurance marketplace to multiple agencies will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, legislators are concerned with how well CMS is securing individuals' personal information from cyber threats.

Tags: technology , health care , ACA , cybersecurity , Marilyn Tavenner , CMS , GAO , Danny Werfel , IRS , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Jackie Speier , Diane Black ,

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31pm EDT

Historic Congressional Cemetery enlists goats to clear grounds

For the first time, Eco-Goats will remove unwanted vegetation from a wooded area in the Historic Congressional Cemetery.

Tags: workforce , Historic Congressional Cemetery , Eco-Goats , Paul Williams , Brian Knox ,

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:15pm EDT

FBI launches iGuardian to standardize cyber threat data sharing

The FBI hopes a new portal, iGuardian, will enable the FBI to help companies protect themselves against malware by creating a repository of cybersecurity breaches.

Tags: industry , cybersecurity , FBI , iGuardian , Rick McFeely , technology , AFCEA , information sharing , Rick Howard , TASC , Troy Mattern , Software Engineering Institute , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:15am EDT
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House passes bills to halt bonuses, increase transparency of feds

The House passed the Stop Government Abuse Act Thursday by a vote of 239-176. The bill is part of a Republican legislative package aimed at slashing government waste and abuse.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , agencies , Lynn Jenkins , Eric Cantor , Jo Ann Emerson , Blake Farenthold , Tom Coburn , James Renacci , Peter Roskam , Tom Price , oversight , Stop Government Abuse Week , IRS

Friday - 08/02/2013, 11:46am EDT

Analysis: Sequestration plays second fiddle in aerospace industry to previous cuts

While sequestration is impacting the aerospace industry, the biggest cuts resulted from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and reduced demand in the wake of military withdrawals, said Richard Aboulafia, aerospace analyst at the Teal Group.

Tags: Federal Drive , industry , DoD , aerospace , Richard Aboulafia , Teal Group , sequestration , acquisition , The Private Side of Sequestration

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:13pm EDT
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Face of Furloughs: DoD employee struggles to pay bills

Frances Smith, a civilian Defense Department employee, is having problems making ends meet after furloughs trimmed her paycheck. "I'm wondering now, next week, how I'm going to even pay for my groceries," she told Federal News Radio.

Tags: workforce , Frances Smith , furloughs , sequestration , DoD , Surviving Furloughs

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:06pm EDT
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House wants to beef up agency customer service

Legislation aimed at improving response times and customer service across government agencies passed the House Wednesday.

Tags: Congress , customer service , Henry Cuellar , Mark Warner , Ron Johnson , OPM , OMB , Performance Improvement Officers ,

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:48am EDT

Coast Guard further streamlines maritime domain awareness data

The Coast Guard decided to implement Ozone Widget Framework architecture into its existing WatchKeeper systems to improve communication and data transfer between the Coast Guard and its partners.

Tags: Congress , House , U.S. Coast Guard , Mark Butt , technology , Stephen Caldwell , GAO , Duncan Hunter , Janice Hahn ,

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:06pm EDT

Outgoing FEEA loans almost triple since May

A record number of employees are turning to FEEA to help them meet basic living expenses after receiving short paychecks due to furloughs.

Tags: DoD , furloughs , sequestration , Steve Bauer , Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:53pm EDT

Contractors seek answers on ACA implications for business

Government contractors have more questions than answers regarding how the Affordable Care Act will impact business, and how coverage requirements will inform contract pricing evaluations.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Affordable Care Act , pay and benefits , healthcare , industry , acquisition

Friday - 07/26/2013, 06:10am EDT
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