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Analysis: Competing bills offer different approaches to cybersecurity

Bob Dix, vice president for government affairs and critical infrastructure for Juniper Networks, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the new cyber bill introduced by Senate Republicans.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , John McCain , Joseph Lieberman , Congress , Senate , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:02am EST
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Senators clash over cybersecurity bill

Brendan Sasso, a staff writer covering technology for the Hill newspaper, said Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz) and Kay Bailey Huchison (R-Texas) are criticizing the comprehensive bill for putting too much emphasis on regulations rather than promoting information sharing.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , The Hill , cybersecurity , Kay Bailey Huchison , John McCain , Joe Lieberman , technology , Federal Drive , Congress

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 11:25am EST
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Senate cyber bill faces bumpy road ahead

Lawmakers at odds over critical infrastructure protection provisions. Sen. McCain promised to introduce a new version of a comprehensive cyber bill to focus on collaboration and information sharing instead of regulation of critical infrastructures. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins refute the criticism, saying they've held 10 hearings, hundreds of meeting and pleaded with others in the Senate to offer comments.

Tags: technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Tom Ridge , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure , privacy , DoD , NSA , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/17/2012, 06:04am EST
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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , FISMA , Jay Rockefeller , Congress , Senate , Joseph Lieberman , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

NTEU decries proposed cuts to workers comp

The National Treasury Employees Union has denounced a Senate bill reforming the Postal Service because it would also reduce benefits under the federal workers' compensation program.

Tags: pay and benefits , Labor , FECA , benefits , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , workers

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 09:35pm EST

GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , project management , GAO , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , best practices , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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Senate bill would extend federal benefits to domestic partners

The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2011 was the logical next step after the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, which banned gays from openly serving in the military, said committee chairman and bill co-sponsor Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) in a statement.

Tags: gay rights , Joe Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Congress , domestic partner

Friday - 11/18/2011, 04:18pm EST

Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Joseph Lieberman , Dan Gordon , GAO , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , supension and debarment , Bill Shook , Shook-Donan , Joe Hornyak , Holland and Knight , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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Will next Pearl Harbor occur in cyberspace?

Reid adds cybersecurity to 2012 Senate agenda. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee leaders applaud importance placed on cybersecurity.

Tags: Harry Reid , Joe Lieberman , Leon Panetta , Tom Carper , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Internet

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 08:37am EST
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