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Will cyber bills offer real solutions or slogans?

Jim Lewis, the director and senior fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss competing cyber proposals.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Congress , Jim Lewis , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 06:29pm EST
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Highway bill fails to clear hurdle in Senate

The government's power to spend federal Highway Trust Fund money on transportation programs and to levy federal gas and diesel taxes that support the trust fund are due to expire March 31.

Tags: transportation bill , Harry Reid , John Boehner , Congress , House , Highway Trust Fund

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:26pm EST

Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , industry , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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Analysis: Competing bills offer different approaches to cybersecurity

Bob Dix, vice president for government affairs and critical infrastructure for Juniper Networks, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the new cyber bill introduced by Senate Republicans.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , John McCain , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:02am EST
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Senators introduce alternative cybersecurity bill

The lawmakers believe the legislation, called the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act or SECURE IT, would be more collaborative and less regulatory than the bill introduced in February.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Congress

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:57am EST

Bill addresses problems found by Wartime Contracting Commission

The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 will attempt to fix many of the problems discovered by the Wartime Contracting Commission.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Jim Webb , DoD , DoD Update , Congress , contracting , workforce

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 08:47am EST

NTEU rallies on the Hill to energize feds, educate lawmakers

With a Capitol Hill rally Wednesday and a three-day legislative conference to follow, NTEU President Colleen Kelley discusses the union's priorities for the year ahead.

Tags: workforce , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , In Depth , Francis Rose , Congress , House ,

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:18pm EST
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Analysis: Election-year politics likely to hamper congressional budget work

David Hawkings, the editor of the CQ-Roll Call Daily Briefing, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the congressional calendar, budget resolutions and the election-year politics that are sure to get in the way of lawmakers' work in passing agency budget.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , CQ Roll Call , David Hawkings , 2013 budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/27/2012, 08:09pm EST
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Senate cyber bill draws Republican ire over process

Jenn Scholtes, who covers homeland security for CQ-Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the legislative wrangling over the Senate cybersecurity bill.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , John McCain , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jenn Scholtes

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:19pm EST
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Carper: USPS can take page from auto industry in fixing finances

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on federal financial management, told In Depth with Francis Rose the comparison between the Postal Service and Detroit auto-makers may seem "unlikely." But the plan that turned around the bailed-out auto industry could prevent having to bail out the Postal Service in the first place.

Tags: Congress , Tom Carper , USPS , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:15pm EST
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