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Cybersecurity bill gets first Senate hearing

With as many as 40 different cybersecurity bills in various stages of consideration on Capitol Hill, which one will make it to President Obama's desk? The chairman of one powerful Senate committee is betting his cybersecurity measure will win approval in the Senate, and eventually earn the President's signature before mid-summer.

Tags: technology , Senate , Joseph Lieberman , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , DHS , FISMA , cybersecurity , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:52am EDT
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Bill would put DHS in charge of all civilian networks

Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper's legislation creates two new offices to oversee federal cybersecurity in DHS and the White House. It also forms a new Federal Information Security Taskforce made up of agency chief information security officers. Bill does not include "kill switch" provision for private sector networks.

Tags: technology , Joseph Lieberman , Tom Carper , OMB , White House , DHS , OPM , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 10:00am EDT
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Contract Overload: GAO finds continued problems with MACs

Audit agency calls for business cases to justify new multiple award contracts, and a database listing all existing contracts. Sen. McCaskill plans to hold a second hearing on interagency contracting in June.

Tags: contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Claire McCaskill , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , GAO , GSA , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , MACs , GWACs , Interagency contracting , Jason Miller , Contract Overload

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:44am EDT

Senate unlikely to consider DoD acquisition bill

The upper chamber will review IMPROVE Act provisions through the Defense Authorization bill. The Senate also is considering other acquisition bills focusing on the workforce.

Tags: contracting , Peter Levine , Molly Wilkinson , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Jim Schweiter , IMPROVE Act , Acquisition reform , acquisition workforce , Federal Acquisition Institute , cybersecurity

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:16am EDT
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Agency Instability: GSA nominee remains in limbo

Martha Johnson seen by many as the most qualified candidate to be GSA administrator in a decade. But her nomination remains on hold in the Senate because Sen. Christopher Bond is unhappy with GSA's plans for a new federal building in Kansas City. Some call Bond's use of the hold authority an abuse of power.

Tags: management , Joseph Lieberman , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , Stephen Leeds , Paul Prouty , Bob Peck , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , Olga Grkavac , Martha Johnson , Paul Light , TechAmerica , Acting administrator , confirmation process , Congress , series , Agency Instability

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 07:34am EST
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Agency Instability: GSA nominee remains in limbo

Martha Johnson seen by many as the most qualified candidate to be GSA administrator in a decade. But her nomination remains on hold in the Senate because Sen. Christopher Bond is unhappy with GSA's plans for a new federal building in Kansas City. Some call Bond's use of the hold authority an abuse of power.

Tags: management , Joseph Lieberman , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , Stephen Leeds , Paul Prouty , Bob Peck , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , Olga Grkavac , Martha Johnson , Paul Light , TechAmerica , Acting administrator , confirmation process , Congress , series , Agency Instability

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 07:04am EST
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OPM offers little relief for long-term health care increases

During a Senate hearing, OPM pledges to do a better job in the future of explaining that increases are very much possible. Enrollees have until Dec. 14 to make a decision about changing plans, but lawmakers, employee unions and others call for OPM to extend the deadline. John Hancock official says on average premiums will increase only $29.

Tags: P&B , Daniel Green , Herb Kohl , OPM , Senate Special Committee on Aging , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , John Hancock , NTEU , Marianne Harrison , Colleen Kelley , Chester Joy , LTC , long term care insurance

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 07:02am EDT
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Czar Wars: Sen. Susan Collins voices accountability concerns

Senator tells FederalNewsRadio the creation of White House "czars" is creating problems "in terms of oversight, accountability, transparency and vetting."

Tags: mngt , czars , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 09/17/2009, 02:31pm EDT
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