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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

No. 2 official takes over after FAA chief resigns

Tags: Randy Babbitt , FAA , Barack Obama ,

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

White House to press senators on consumer nominee

White House will pressure GOP lawmakers to vote to confirm Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , Richard Cordray , Senate

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 08:01pm EST

Thursday morning federal headlines - Dec. 1, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive update , FAA , Congress

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:26am EST

Cyber Monday counterfeiting crackdown highlights agency collaboration

The Justice Department and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement led a government-wide effort to stem the flow of counterfeit products. The White House launched a public-service campaign to let citizens know the impact of fake products on the economy. The Senate passed more stringent rules for DoD and its vendors to make sure military parts are original.

Tags: oversight , DHS , DoD , ICE , John Morton , Victoria Espinel , Counterfeit products , National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center , Carl Levin , John McCain , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:08am EST
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