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Senate's version of FISMA update cleans up around the cyber edges

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members will introduce and markup the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Wednesday. The bill would require OMB to rescind a major section of Circular A-130 in order to fix long-standing complaints with FISMA's reauthorization requirements.

Tags: technology , Congress , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , DHS , cybersecurity , FISMA , A-130 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:14pm EDT

OMB nominee Donovan promises to build on predecessor's success, progress

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that connecting the management side with the budget side would better ensure financial and programmatic successes. Lawmakers pressed Donovan on his commitment to implement the DATA Act and reduce duplicative programs.

Tags: management , OMB , Shaun Donovan , HUD , Tom Carper , Rob Portman , DATA Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:06am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedBizOpps contractor admits to hacking

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: technology , acquisition , ACT-IAC , State , GSA , FCC , FITARA , Tom Carper , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 27, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Stephanie Hill , Mackenzie Eaglen , Barry Leffew , Tim McManus , In Depth

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 06:21pm EST

Emergency zombie warnings make Coburn's list of federal cyber failures

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) report on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure in the federal government examined more than 40 inspector general audits and revealed gaping holes in the security of agencies' systems.

Tags: Senate , technology , cybersecurity , hacking , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 10:44am EST

Postal reform bill heading to Senate floor

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave its stamp of approval Thursday to a sweeping overhaul of the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service. In a bipartisan 9-1 vote, the committee approved the 2014 Postal Reform Act and sent the measure to the Senate floor. The bill, which is the brainchild of Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), presents a laundry list of proposals to revamp the financially troubled Postal Service.

Tags: USPS , postal reform , Congress , Senate , Tom Carper ,

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 03:51pm EST

Coburn blasts DHS for gaps in its cybersecurity

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General took a look at DHS' information security program and practices and found them lacking.

Tags: DHS , OIG , cybersecurity , technology , Michael OConnell , oversight

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:31pm EST

Latest postal reform bill includes USPS-only health plan

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee debated an updated version of postal reform legislation Wednesday that would allow the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to restructure its health benefits program. Included in the revised postal reform bill from Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is a proposal that would create a new postal-only health plan within the broader Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

Tags: USPS , postal reform , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Pat Donahoe , pay and benefits , retirement

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 10:48am EST

US Sen. Coburn to resign after current session

Tags: Congress , Senate , people

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:50pm EST

Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies don't slide back into old habits of lavish spending on conferences.

Tags: management , Tom Carper , Beth Cobert , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , J. Russell George , John Tester , GSA , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , conference spending , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:09am EST
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