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White House adds another layer to executive cyber powers

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order giving agencies the ability to recommend economic sanctions against cyber attackers and their supporters. As the President signed this latest order, Congress seems closer than ever to passing a cyber information sharing bill.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , Congress , David Grannis , Senate Intelligence Committee , Information sharing , State Department , Treasury Department , Justice Department , Sanctions , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:59am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House wants to hit cyber attackers where it hurts in their wallets. President Barack Obama adds one more piece to the tricky cybersecurity puzzle in the form of a new executive order. The biggest missing piece, legislation, could still come from Congress by Memorial Day. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details on the latest White House gambit, and how it fits into the broader strategy of cyber information sharing.

Tags: Jason Miller , Cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 09:20am EDT

Nabors promoted to VA chief of staff

The Veterans Affairs secretary has picked a White House veteran to be his new chief of staff, replacing Joe Riojas. Riojas has been with VA since 2009 and is leaving government.

Tags: exclusive , people , management , VA , Rob Nabors , Joe Riojas , Bob McDonald , OMB , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:48am EDT

John Benison, Director, Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity, HUD

Two dozen federal employees will form a group advising the President on possible changes to the Senior Executive Service. The White House wants advice on improving how the government recruits, hires, develops and retains SES members. John Benison is the equal employment opportunity director at Housing and Urban Development, and a member of the president's advisory group. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with an early morning report.

Tags: John Benison , HUD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Senior Executive Service ,

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 09:42am EDT

White House taps former Facebook executive for new IT role

President Barack Obama appointed David Recordon as the director of White House Information Technology. The new position will be responsible for modernizing and securing IT within the Executive Office of the President.

Tags: David Recordon , Facebook , EOP , Technology , Amy Breckenridge , people , information technology , Digital services , U.S. Digital Services

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:25am EDT

Obama nominates new leadership for VA

President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Steve VanRoekel , Barack Obama , people , Shefali Kapadia , LaVerne Horton Council , David Shulkin , Douglas Kramer

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 10:17am EDT

Fresh problems for Secret Service: Are leaders doing enough?

The latest in a string of baffling missteps by the Secret Service prompted fresh questions Thursday about whether the Obama administration has done enough to root out deep-seated problems plaguing the agency - and President Barack Obama's decision to put an insider in charge despite his administration's own review that called for exactly the opposite.

Tags: Secret Service , Joseph Clancy , Barack Obama ,

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:36am EDT
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