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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

Panetta orders review of mental diagnoses

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday he has ordered all branches of the military to conduct an extensive review of mental health diagnoses amid criticism of how the services treat the men and women suffering the invisible wounds of the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , PTSD , Afghanistan and Iraq , Congress

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Senate bill tries to break cyber overhaul impasse

The new bill from Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) change the Department of Homeland Security's control over cybersecurity standards in the private sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Jon Kyl , Sheldon Whitehouse , Congress , Federal Drive , The Hill

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 08:06am EDT

Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , budget , financial management , Congress ,

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

GSA employees under IG investigation received $1.1M in bonuses

A congressional investigation has revealed that $1.1 million in bonuses were awarded to 84 employees of the General Services Administration while the inspector general was probing these individuals for wrongdoing or misconduct.

Tags: GSA , Claire McCaskill , Shakeup at GSA , pay and benefits , Congress ,

Monday - 06/04/2012, 12:36pm EDT

Senate panel reins in Pentagon on clean energy

A sharply divided Senate Armed Services Committee voted this week to prohibit the military from spending money on alternative fuels if the cost exceeds traditional fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/25/2012, 04:36pm EDT
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