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Zombie government

Would changing federal retirement rules trigger a mad rush to retirement? Or would it turn the government into an institution run by tired, over- the-hill zombies, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders ... kind of like Congress.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , Congress , annuity payments , House ,

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Senator questions delay in reporting TSP cyber breach

One senator is questioning why it took nine months for the Thrift Savings Plan board to find out about a sophisticated cyber attack that compromised 123,000 TSP participants' accounts. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also wants to know why Congress wasn't informed of the breach until more than a month after it was reported to the board.

Tags: Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , cybersecurity , TSP , hacker , Robert Mueller , Greg Long , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 01:29pm EDT

Cyber bill tracker

The pressing need for cybersecurity legislation has led to widely divergent paths in the House and Senate. The House has opted for a more incremental approach, while the Senate has crafted comprehensive legislation

Tags: cybersecurity , Harry Reid , Darrell Issa , John McCain , Mike Rogers , Dan Lungren , NSA , DHS , House Homeland Security Intelligence Committee , Joseph Lieberman , Dianne Feinstein , Jay Rockefeller , Susan Collins , Michael McCaul , NSF , Elijah Cummings , Congress , House ,

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:47pm EDT

Senate approves Obama choice to lead NRC

Geologist Allison Macfarlane will replace Gregory Jaczko, who announced his resignation last month after a tumultuous three-year tenure.

Tags: Allison Macfarlane , Gregory Jaczko , NRC , Kristine Svinicki

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:53pm EDT

Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

The bill sent for President Barack Obama's signature enables just over $100 billion to be spent on highway, mass transit and other transportation programs over the next two years, projects that would have expired Saturday without congressional action. Federal employees' retirement benefits are safe under the bill, which also allows retirement-eligible federal employees to choose partial retirement.

Tags: Barack Obama , Transportation , student loans , John Mica , Congress , House ,

Friday - 06/29/2012, 08:26pm EDT

Bill would make companies report data breaches sooner

Five Republican senators have introduced a bill that would require companies that store your personal information to report any security breaches to you as quickly as possible.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Congress ,

Monday - 06/25/2012, 09:26am EDT

Wartime contracting reform bill reintroduced

Senators Claire McCaskill and Jim Webb gain bipartisan support on legislation designed to decrease wasteful spending. Some provisions in the bill regarding accountability have been strengthened.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Congress , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , Esther Carey

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Lieberman proposes special counsel for leaks probe

Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.- Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran's nuclear program and other classified activities.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Eric Holder , DoJ , leaks , cybersecurity

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 05:15pm EDT
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