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Red tape delayed federal network fixes to Heartbleed vulnerability by several days

DHS says it found out about the Heartbleed vulnerability at the same time everyone else did. But unlike most other organizations, it had to wade through layers of legal negotiations before it could help federal agencies fix the cyber vulnerability in their own systems.

Tags: DHS , technology , Jared Serbu , Heartbleed , cybersecurity , Secret Service , Einstein , CenturyLink , William Noonan , Phyllis Schneck , David Mahon

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:47am EDT
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Industry driving development of first-ever critical infrastructure cyber framework

NIST, charged with developing the nation's first-ever cybersecurity baseline for critical infrastructure, says its job is to provide technical assistance to companies, but industry itself must lead the way. Gen. Keith Alexander said NSA will review the use of contractors.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , NIST , cybersecurity framework , critical infrastructure , Patrick Gallagher , Keith Alexander , Jared Serbu , U.S. Cyber Command , industry ,

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 05:27am EDT
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DoD's budget reprogramming won't help with sequestration

Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Michael Donley , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu , House Appropriations Committee , budget

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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Senate budget bill extends federal pay freeze through 2013

Senate Democrats and Republicans released a 2013 government funding bill Monday that includes language to extend the federal pay freeze through the end of the calendar year, while providing additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects.

Tags: Senate , Congress , budget , sequestration , pay freeze , pay

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:49am EDT

OMB to Congress: Sequestration impact 'real,' but furloughs not immediate

Obama administration officials are painting a bleak picture of how federal agencies would fare under sequestration, the automatic budget cuts slated to go into effect in two weeks. The Senate Appropriations Committee heard testimony from several Obama administration officials about the consequences of the cuts, which are set to take effect March 1. However, Danny Werfel, controller of the Office of Management and Budget, emphasized to the committee that employee furloughs would not be immediate.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Barbara Mikulski , Danny Werfel , Ashton Carter , sequestration , OMB , furloughs , Jack Moore

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 05:50pm EST
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Memorial service for Sen. Inouye held in Hawaii

The late Sen. Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as an American hero whose legacy as a war veteran and longtime senator would be felt across Hawaii for years to come.

Tags: Senate , Daniel Inouye

Sunday - 12/23/2012, 06:26pm EST

Mikulski becoming 1st woman to head Appropriations

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is set to become the first woman to chair the prestigious Senate Appropriations Committee, a position left open this week by the death of Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Barbara Mikulski , Patrick Leahy , Daniel Inouye

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 06:24pm EST
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