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GPO showcases documents from 1912 Titanic investigation

Shortly after the Titanic sank 100 years ago, the Senate conducted an investigation into in the disaster. Transcripts of these hearings are available in libraries across the U.S.

Tags: GPO , Titanic , Mary Alice Baish , documents , Federal News Radio , Congress

Friday - 04/13/2012, 11:12am EDT
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IGs express concerns with Senate cyber bills

The legislative committee of the Council of the Inspectors General has weighed in on two Senate cybersecurity bills. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), introduced the SECURE IT act.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , Peggy Gustafson , SBA

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:45pm EDT

Support grows for Domestic Partnership Benefits bill

Twenty senators all Democrats have signed on in support of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, which would extend health-care benefits to same-sex, domestic partners of federal employees.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , domestic partner benefits , health care , Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Michael O

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 01:21pm EDT

Senator blocks Interior's Salazar from receiving pay bump

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was on track for pay raise that would have brought his salary on par with other Cabinet secretaries, until Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) gave him a quota. Until Salazar each month approved six new deep-water permits to allow exploratory oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Vitter would block the raise.

Tags: Interior , Ken Salazar , David Vitter , Barbara Boxer , Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , Congress

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 07:05pm EDT

House OKs GOP budget plan, including pay freeze extension, pension changes

After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Tags: budget , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , Congress , House , Barack Obama , retirement , pay freeze

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:19am EDT

Senate bill seeks to reform Senior Executive Service

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced the Senior Executive Reform Act, which would link the General Schedule with the pay system for senior executives and let senior executives include their performance bonuses in their retirement calculation.

Tags: Daniel Akaka , SES , Senior Executives Assocation , Carol Bonosaro , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Congress , retirement , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/30/2012, 12:25pm EDT
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Senate confirms key positions in Commerce, HUD, DHS

The Senate confirmed the positions on Thursday, clearing a backlog of nominees by the Obama administration.

Tags: confirmation , DHS , Commerce , HUD , Margaret Ann Sherry , Maurice Jones , Rebecca Blank

Friday - 03/30/2012, 11:44am EDT

Senate committee backs 2 nominees for Fed's board

A Senate committee on Thursday approved President Barack Obama's two nominations to fill vacancies on the Federal Reserve's board. But prospects for a quick confirmation in the full Senate are uncertain.

Tags: Federal Reserve , Jeremy Stein , Ben Bernanke , David Vitter , Congress ,

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:52pm EDT

House ready to OK GOP budget, rejects rival plans

After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , Barack Obama , John Boehner , James Lankford , Medicaid

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:44am EDT

House Oversight FISMA bill envisions beefed-up OMB role

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unveiled a bill to overhaul a decade-old law detailing how federal agencies protect their computer networks from cybersecurity threats. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee, told Federal News Radio the Office of Management and Budget is better poised to be a "fair arbitrator" than the Homeland Security Department.

Tags: Congress , House , cybersecurity , FISMA , Darrell Issa , DHS , OMB , Joseph Lieberman , Elijah Cummings , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Susan Collins , John McCain

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:43pm EDT
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