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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 28

On today's Federal Drive: OMB takes a more hands-off approach in giving agencies 2013 budget guidance, two companies dropped their protest of an Interior Department cloud-computing contract and the USPS debt deadline is extended.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , OMB , budget , Jack Lew , NASA , GSA

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 08:30am EDT

Storage Efficiency

"Data volumes are exploding. Budgets are shrinking. Join this discussion and learn how federal agencies are storing more, yet spending less on storage. If you need to cut your IT budget, doesn't it make sense to start with one of your biggest line items? Tune in as our panelists present real examples that show how agencies are containing large volumes while capturing savings—with storage that's faster, easier to manage, and more secure. Find out the keys to storage efficiency: buying less hardware, eliminating redundant data, streamlining backup/recovery, avoiding network or bandwidth upgrades, and reducing everyday operating costs."

Tags: technology , budget , NetApp , Henry Sienkiewicz , Mike Milazzo , Dale Wickizer , John Edgar , HUD , DISA

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 12:30pm EDT
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Congress to extend deadline for Postal Service debt

The Postal Service would get seven more weeks to pay a $5.5 billion debt to the Treasury under the continuing resolution passed Monday by the Senate. A House version includes the same provision. The bill is due on Friday.

Tags: continuing resolution , Congress , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , budget , Emily Kopp , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:25pm EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - Sept. 26

On today's Federal Drive: A shutdown looms larger as the Senate prepares to debate a continuing resolution and DHS officials said they are committed to the headquarters consolidation effort underway at St. Elizabeth's even as funding appears uncertain.

Tags: Congress , budget , NASA , continuing resolution , health IT

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:25am EDT

McCain brings House GOP USPS reform plan to Senate

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced legislation in the Senate to overhaul the struggling Postal Service. It mirrors the GOP plan approved by a House subcommittee Wednesday. It would let an independent watchdog to seize control of the agency's finances if it were more than 30 days late in paying its bills.

Tags: John McCain , Dennis Ross , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/23/2011, 07:01pm EDT

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Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:47pm EDT

House subcommittee pushes forward GOP plan to repair USPS

A House subcommittee markup of a bill to address the Postal Service's financial problems broke down along partisan lines. Democrats accused Republicans of using this legislation to weaken labor provisions. Republicans said Democrats would prefer bailing out the agency rather than making it sustainable. The bill now goes to the full House Oversight and Governmental Reforms Committee.

Tags: management , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Barack Obama , Tom Carper , FERS , budget , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 21

On today's Federal Drive: Talk of government shutdown has ratcheted up as lawmakers squabble over a CR, federal information sharing efforts have taken off and the House prepares to square off over various proposals to reform the Postal Service.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , Senate , NASA , information sharing , HSPD-12

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 08:24am EDT

House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , budget , Barack Obama , ron stroman , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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