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Lawmakers give DHS role in protecting electric grid

FERC also would receive increased oversight authorities to mandate utility companies fix cyber vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

Tags: Technology , mngt , Rep. Bennie Thompson , Rep. Peter Kind , Rep. John Barrow , Rep. Ed Markey , Rep. Henry Waxman , FERC , DHS , Cybersecurity , electric grid

Friday - 05/01/2009, 07:07am EDT

DHS marks new milestone with St. E's campus groundbreaking

Now scattered through 35 buildings in the Washington area, the Department of Homeland Security is one step closer to the goal of a "unified campus" on the grounds of the old St. Elizabeth's hospital in Southeast D.C. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place days before the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which spurred creation of the mega-agency.

Tags: management , DHS , GSA , St. Elizabeth's , Janet Napolitano , Paul Prouty , Marion Barry

Thursday - 09/10/2009, 06:59am EDT

Defense Contract Audit agency not improving fast enough

DoD inspector general finds continued audit quality problems. Senate committee says making DCAA independent should be considered.

Tags: contracting , Robert Hale , April Stephenson , Greg Kutz , Sen. Susan Collins , Sen. Tom Coburn , Gordon Heddell , DoD , DCAA , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , GAO , inspector general , contract audits , acquisition reform

Thursday - 09/24/2009, 06:45am EDT

Cyber legislation is a growing trend

Sen. Carper's bill would create team of experts to break-in, fix federal networks. Sen. Lieberman, Rep. Thompson to introduce legislation to better protect electric grid.

Tags: Technology , Sen. Tom Carper , Sen. Susan Collins , Rep. Bennie Thompson , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , GSA , Cybersecurity

Wednesday - 04/29/2009, 06:57am EDT

OPM's Berry calls expanded benefits just the 'first step'

Administration working with lawmakers to give full federal benefits to domestic partners. Employee union calls sick leave change real progress.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Rep. Tammy Baldwin , OPM , White House , Jacqueline Simon , AFGE , domestic partner benefits , sick leave , Long-term insurance , Anti-discrimination law

Wednesday - 06/17/2009, 08:07pm EDT

Johnson navigates Senate confirmation

Someone who is no stranger to the General Services Administrator faces a Senate panel reviewing her nomination to run the agency.

Tags: newsstand , GSA , Martha Johnson , Sen. Susan Collins

Wednesday - 06/03/2009, 07:44pm EDT