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Lieberman: Seeking senate census naysayer

The chairman of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Census Bureau says he's trying to find out which of his colleagues placed a hold on the nomination of Robert Groves.

Tags: newsstand , Census , Senator Joe Lieberman , holds

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 07:12am EDT

Agencies going green and saving green

Energy conservation and saving taxpayer dollars are the goals of an Executive order to agencies signed by the President last October. But what are the special challenges of complying with that order for Executive Branch agencies? A Senate committee spent yesterday afternoon getting a progress report.

Tags: management , energy conservation , Executive Order 13514 , Senate Financial Management, Government Informatio , Tom Carper , Nancy Sutley , White House Council on Environmental Quality , Richard Kidd , Department of Energy , Dorothy Robyn , Department of Defense , Sam Pulcrano , USPS , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 06:34am EST

Agency Instability: GSA begins to feel toll of not having permanent leader

Current and former officials say day-to-day operations are working well, but morale and long term strategy are suffering. Martha Johnson, the nominee to be GSA administrator, remains on hold in Senate. GSA names fourth acting administrator since 2008 and the parade of interim leaders is creating more uneasiness about the agency's future.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , GSA , OMB , Martha Johnson , Danielle Germain , Lurita Doan , Acting administrator , confirmation process

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 07:14am EST

House Armed Services sets up acquisition panel

The House Armed Services Committee today formed a panel to figure out how best to reform the Defense Department's acquisition programs and processes.

Tags: contracting , Ike Skelton , Jim McHugh , Jim Andrews , Mike Conaway , Clair McCaskill , Carl Levin , John McCain , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , acquisition reform

Friday - 03/06/2009, 04:48pm EST

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 , Senate

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

Lawmakers commit to cybersecurity in letter

A group of influential lawmakers send the President a letter emphasizing the need to strengthen national cybersecurity, emphasizing their concerns and recommendations.

Tags: Technology , Joesph Lieberman , Harry Reid , Jay Rockefeller , Carl Levin , Dianne Feinstein , Patrick Leahy , John Kerry , Anna Eshoo , Howard Schmidt , Barack Obama , White House , Cybersecurity , cyberspace coordinator , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 05:23pm EDT

Sen. Collins says no to WH cybersecurity coordinator

Five months after he announced it as a priority for his administration, President Obama still has not named a White House cybersecurity coordinator. Now, two U.S. Senators who are friends and normally see eye-to-eye on other matters find themselves in opposite corners on this issue.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Susan Collins , Randy Sabett , Sonnenschien, Nath and Rosenthal , President Obama

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 06:37am EST

Senate plots cybercrime counterattack

This Fall, the Senate is expected to consider legislation designed to improve cybersecurity in the private sector, and help businesses combat cyber criminals. A Senate panel heard testimony on the scope, and the seriousness of the problem yesterday.

Tags: tech , Cybersecurity , Joseph Lieberman , Robert Carr , Heartland Payment Systems , William Nelson, , Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysi , Michael Merritt , U.S. Secret Service

Tuesday - 09/15/2009, 07:06am EDT

CPO: from the private sector to the federal government

The Federal government's first "Chief Performance Officer" faces off with a Senate Committee hearing testimony for his nomination. Jeffrey Zients talks about the difference between managing in the private and public sector, the PART legacy from the Bush Administration, and how he views the expected retirement tsunami in the federal government.

Tags: mngt , nominations , transition , Office of Management and Budget , Jeffrey Zients , Senator Joe Lieberman , Senator Susan Collins ,

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 07:24am EDT

Senate: Con artists are using stimulus scams to fleece citizens

A Federal agency is leading the charge against crooks seeking to trick people out of their money by prominently mentioning the word "stimulus" in their scams. A Senate committee makes the effort part of recent oversight hearings on stimulus spending.

Tags: stimulus , Susan Collins , Jon Leibovitz , Federal Trade Commission , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/14/2009, 07:00am EDT
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