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Obama to push spectrum development for first responders

The White House will push Congress to "finish the job" on spectrum policy, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said. First responders still are using analog communications to talk to each other during emergencies.

Tags: technology , Aneesh Chopra , Congress , D-block , spectrum , emergency responders , public safety , 9/11 , NIST , Emily Kopp , Politico Pro ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:09am EST
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OMB to expand permit-tracking initiative

President Obama told the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Tuesday the administration would create performance metrics, track progress and adapt best practices for reducing the red tape for businesses.

Tags: technology , mangement , Barack Obama , OMB , permitting dashboard , Jeffrey Zients , Interior Department , BLM , USDA , Forest Service , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 07:55pm EST

Deputy cyber coordinator leaving the White House

Sameer Bhalotra spent 18 months on that role, but is moving back to California with his family.

Tags: technology , people , cybersecurity , Sameer Bhalotra , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 12:46pm EST

White House concerned over online piracy bills

The Obama administration expressed concerns over bills it says would undermine "the dynamic, innovative global Internet."

Tags: Aneesh Chopra , Victoria Espinel , Howard Schmidt , cybersecurity , piracy , OMB , technology , Congress , Senate

Saturday - 01/14/2012, 02:37pm EST

Draft cyber bill gives DHS controversial authorities

The Senate is set to take up comprehensive cyber legislation in January that already is causing experts heartburn. Provisions to give the Homeland Security Department more authorities, including taking "any lawful action" to stop cyber attacks against systems holding federal data, are coming under fire. Industry experts are optimistic Congress will pass major cyber reform.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Alan Paller , James Lewis , Bob Dix , SANS Institute , CSIS , Juniper Networks , FISMA , critical infrastructure , DHS , Congress , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:14am EST
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New effort aims att securing critical infrastructure computers

The White House launches a new initiative to better secure the computers that run critical infrastructure like power plants and water systems.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Energy , DHS , DoE , Federal Drive , technology

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:16am EST

From insulted to grateful, feds react to proposed 0.5 percent pay raise

Federal employees had mixed reactions to the administration's proposed 0.5 percent pay raise for feds starting in 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , budget , Barack Obama , pay raise , pay freeze , poll , Jolie Lee

Monday - 01/09/2012, 01:41pm EST

OMB's Jack Lew to take over as White House chief of staff

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob "Jack" Lew will take over as White House chief of staff, as William Daley, the current top aide to the President, has announced his departure.

Tags: OMB , people , William Daley , Jack Lew , Heath Higginbottom , Jeffrey Zients , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/09/2012, 04:25pm EST
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White House proposes 0.5 percent pay raise for feds in 2013

As part of its 2013 budget proposal, the White House will include a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees, according to an administration official.

Tags: pay and benefits , budget , OMB

Friday - 01/06/2012, 12:45pm EST

White House begins comprehensive cybersecurity quest

The new plan spells out a research and development program aimed at improving trustworthiness on the Internet.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Aneesh Chopra , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 09:04am EST
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