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Bill calls for 'socially responsible' TSP fund

A new bill would allow federal employees to contribute toward their retirement by investing only in companies deemed socially responsible. The "Federal Employees Responsible Investment Act," introduced this week by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), would require the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to add a "Corporate Responsibility Index" to the existing five investment options available to federal employees.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , retirement , TSP , socially responsible investment , Jim Langevin , FRTIB

Friday - 11/22/2013, 05:14pm EST

Congressional roundtable addresses state of the middle class, public service - September 28th, 2012 and October 5th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" a congressional roundtable featuring Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Reps. Brad Miller of North Carolina, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Judy Chu of California discusses the state of middle class America and the public service sector. Former Obama White House communications advisor Corey Ealons also appears.

Tags: Brad Miller , Tim Ryan , Judy Chu , Corey Ealons , workforce , AFGE

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 05:09pm EDT

2 senators urge adoption of cybersecurity bill

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said the United States is under cyber attack and that cybersecurity was a matter of national security.

Tags: Richard Blumenthal , Senate , Congress , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Technology

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 10:35am EDT

Senate bill tries to break cyber overhaul impasse

The new bill from Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) change the Department of Homeland Security's control over cybersecurity standards in the private sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Jon Kyl , Senate , Congress , Federal Drive , The Hill

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 08:06am EDT

Cyber legislation stuck in stalemate

Two competing bills disagree over how much Homeland Security should dictate cyber standards to the private sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , Federal Drive , Congress , DHS , Jon Kyl , In Depth

Monday - 06/11/2012, 09:22am EDT

Justice, NSC lead review of cyber laws

An interagency working group is trying to decide whether the administration should submit a proposal to Congress to update several laws. The White House's cyberspace review recommended legislative updates to address shortcomings in the current statutes. Justice also reviewed the Einstein 3 program even as DHS still is testing it.

Tags: Technology , James Baker , Phil Reitinger , Justice , DHS , Senate Judiciary Committee , Center for Democracy and Technology , Cybersecurity , Einstein , national incident response plan

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 07:12am EST

Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: Congress , Cybersecurity , DoD , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DHS , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT

Senator blames legislative cyber stall on White House

A Senate Democrat blasted the Obama administration for holding up passage of cybersecurity legislation that has been subjected to a more than year-long interagency review process.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , DHS

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 09:30am EST