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Bill aims to save government billions of dollars on leased space

The legislation represents a "limited, tremendous" opportunity to fix the General Service Administration's leasing process, as half of federal buildings' leases expire soon.

Tags: GSA , real estate , federal buildings , Dena Levitz , Bill Shuster , andre carson

Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:08pm EDT

Controversial agency rule-making bill advances in House

The All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2015 advanced Tuesday in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee along party lines, with some Democrats saying it would add red tape on top of red tape for agencies trying to finalize rules.

Tags: Emily Kopp , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , ALERT Act of 2015 , OIRA , regulations ,

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:06pm EDT

Committee sends bills on porn, FOIA, discrimination to full House

The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.

Tags: House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , elijah cummings , pornography , FOIA , House , Darrell Issa , employment discrimination , whistleblower , discrimination , Emily Kopp , Congress

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:50am EDT

Senate panel approves bill to make IGs stronger, more transparent

In addition to the IG Empowerment Act, the committee approved eight bipartisan bills, several of which run the gamut of federal management and workforce issues, from sick leave to car repairs.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , inspector general , Inspector General Empowerment Act , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , IG , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 02:06pm EST

US to block Iran's UN ambassador

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday to block Iran's chosen ambassador from coming into the country to work at the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But according to the Associate Press, the President says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. It bars anyone from entering the U.S. as a U.N. representative if they've engaged in espionage or terrorist activity and still pose a threat to U.S. security.

Tags: United Nations , United States , Iran , ambassador , Barack Obama ,

Monday - 04/21/2014, 10:30am EDT

Fixing FPS gets another shot

Are changes coming to the federal protective service? We'll hear from Mississippi representative Bennie Thompson who says that change MUST happen, and soon.

Tags: Congress , Congressional Spotlight , Bennie Thompson , Federal Protective Service , Mike Causey , Federal Drive , FPS , DHS , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:36am EST
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New laws affect traffic tickets, fishing licenses

Maryland and Virginia have new laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2011.

Tags: Paul D. Shinkman , law enforcement , new laws

Friday - 12/31/2010, 02:59pm EST

Bill to require private sector reporting of cyber attacks

The senate is considering a bill that would require all private sector companies to report cyber attacks.

Tags: cyber , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , botnet , cyber attack , Stuxnet , Stuxnet wormm , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Homeland Security , Nextgov

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 05:19pm EST

New cyber laws likely on back burner

A leading House proponent of cybersecurity legislation is doubtful new cyber laws will pass during the lame duck session.

Tags: cybersecurity , cybersecuirty update , laws , Yvette Clark , Federal Drive , Technologies , Congress , lame duck session , industry

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 10:30am EST
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