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Senate confirms Alexander to head DoD Cyber Command

The General receives his fourth star in addition to the new command. He says the goal of the Cyber Command is to defend DoD networks.

Tags: technology , management , Keith Alexander , DoD , DISA , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity

Monday - 05/10/2010, 07:01pm EDT

Leahy speech opens Sunshine in Government week

FOIA "the power cord that connects the American people to their government."

Tags: newsstand , Patrick Leahy , American University , John Cornyn , FOIA , Freedom of Information Act , Congress , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 07:22am EDT
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Obama gives recess appointment to CMS head

The administration says the move to install Donald Berwick was critical for progress. Republican lawmakers are livid that the appointee will not face immediate scrutiny.

Tags: Barack Obama , Donald Berwick , CMS , recess appointment , Mitch McConnell , Chuck Grassley , AFL-CIO , Philip E. Coyle III , Joshua Gotbaum , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:19pm EDT

One more year of pay freeze, contracting cuts in Senate committee recs

A Senate committee is recommending the super committee consider one more year of a federal pay freeze, increases to retirement contributions and a 15 percent cut to contracting at agencies.

Tags: Congress , super committee , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , pay freeze , budget , management , workforce , Jolie Lee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs ,

Friday - 10/14/2011, 06:19pm EDT

After Senate defeat, what's next for jobs legislation?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the president's jobs bill, which was defeated in the Senate this week.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Congress , american jobs act , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 09:16am EDT
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Senate blocks Obama's jobs bill

United against Barack Obama, Senate Republicans voted Tuesday night to kill the jobs package the president had spent weeks campaigning for across the country, a stinging loss at the hands of lawmakers opposed to stimulus-style spending and a tax increase on the very wealthy.

Tags: Congress , american jobs act

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 09:12pm EDT

Deficit 'supercommittee' struggles as clock ticks

The supercommittee is struggling.

After weeks of secret meetings, the 12-member deficit-cutting panel established under last summer's budget and debt deal appears no closer to a breakthrough than when talks began last month.

Tags: Congress , House , supercommittee , debt , deficit reduction

Sunday - 10/09/2011, 02:41pm EDT

Post-shutdown threat, will Congress take up 'sacred cows'?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss 2012 agency budgets and the deficit-reducing supercommittee.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , budget , House , Erik Wasson , The Hill

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next

One crisis averted, on to the next. The day after Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown — again — Republicans and Democrats stared ahead Tuesday at major fights over spending that underscore a deep divide that's sure to define the fast-approaching national elections.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , FEMA , Dick Durbin , Mitch McConnell

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:38pm EDT
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