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White House concerned over online piracy bills

The Obama administration expressed concerns over bills it says would undermine "the dynamic, innovative global Internet."

Tags: Aneesh Chopra , Victoria Espinel , Howard Schmidt , cybersecurity , piracy , White House , OMB , technology , Congress ,

Saturday - 01/14/2012, 02:37pm EST

Senate to debate cyber bills in early 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised to bring up comprehensive cybersecurity legislation early on in 2012. Last year, there were more than 50 bills introduced in Congress, but they received little attention.

Tags: Jacob Olcott , Good Harbor Consulting , cybersecurity , technology , Congress , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/06/2012, 09:53am EST
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Obama bypasses Senate to fill labor board posts

President Barack Obama recess-appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, bypassing fierce opposition from Republicans who claim the agency has leaned too far in favor of unions.

Tags: Congress , DOL , NLRB , Sharon Black , Terence Flynn , Richard Griffin

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:04pm EST

First woman to head GPO

Davita Vance-Cooks became the acting public printer, making her the first female to fill the top position at the Government Printing Office.

Tags: Davita Vance-Cooks , Bill Boarman , GPO , people , diversity ,

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 09:06am EST

2012 funding levels: Agency-by-agency breakdown

After weeks of congressional negotiation and outright quarreling, a deal has emerged to provide 2012 funding for government operations. Follow the 2012 spending levels that came out of the latest funding fracas. Agency-by agency, track what's getting cut and where.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , continuing resolution

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:42pm EST

2011 a year of congressional showdowns

The year can be summed up by a trio of showdowns, said Peter Schroeder, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. The near-government shutdown in April, the August debt ceiling showdown and the last-minute wrangling over the payroll tax cut.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , Peter Schroeder , The Hill , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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CBP commissioner to step down

Alan Bersin is resigning as the commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol at the end of the year.

Tags: Alan Bersin , CBP , Barack Obama , people

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 03:32pm EST

President signs fallen flags for feds bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill Tuesday authorizing federal agencies to present an American flag to the families of federal employees killed in the line of duty.

Tags: workforce , Congress , House , Civilian Service Recognition Act , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 05:38pm EST

NARFE concerned with provisions in House payroll tax cut bill

Julie Tagen, legislative director for the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, told Federal News Radio that certain provisions in the bill would affect federal employees.

Tags: Julie Tagen , NARFE , payroll tax cut , Congress , House , retirement , FERS , Social Security , CSRS

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:17am EST
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