Congress

  • Carper bill allows USPS to recoup billions

    A bill by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) aims to save the Postal Service from mounting debt with the POST Act.

  • GAO: securing information can be simplified

    Learn more from a GAO report on the efforts to harmonize information security policies

  • GOP unveils ‘Pledge to America’

    The 21-page document calls for freezing government spending and replacing the president’s heath care legislation with a scaled-back version.

  • Obama nominates Dodaro to lead GAO

    By Jason Miller Executive Editor Federal News Radio President Obama today announced his intention to nominate Gene Dodaro to be the next Comptroller General of the United States. Dodaro has been the acting Comptroller General…

  • Latest from the O’Donnell campaign trail

    The Delaware Senate race has attracted national media attention, mostly due to Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell. CNN’s Brian Todd has been following the story and spoke with DorobekINSIDER about the campaign.

  • Recrafted cyber bill contains emergency powers

    A cybersecurity measure still in draft form would give President Obama additional powers. The proposed legislation would permit the President to declare an emergency if there’s a threat to the nation’s electrical grid.

  • How will a lame duck Congress affect feds?

    From pay freeze proposals to furloughs, there are a lot of issues before Congress that could affect feds. This week on Your Turn, Mike interviews Charity Wilson from the American Federation of Government Employees and Jessica Klement from the Federal Managers Association, about what a lame duck Congress can do to federal workers and retirees. September 22, 2010

  • Lawmakers try to stop JFCOM shutdown

    A week from today –the Senate Armed Services Committee is going to have a hearing about Pentagon’s plans to close the Joint Forces Command headquarters in Norfolk to save money. Va. Sen. Jim Webb, who is a former Navy Secretary has pushed to get the hearing because they are concerned that the JFCOM closure will hit Virginia and the Tidewater region hard from an economic perspective. Webb and the rest of the Va. Congressional delegations are said to be exploring options to stop the shutdown.

  • GPO discovers comics!

    Squeaks Discovers Type! is the GPO’s first comic book. We learn about it from creators Nick Crawford and Jim Cameron

  • Top agencies still at risk for cybersecurity attack

    Senator Tom Carper of Delaware says the results from a new Government Accountability Office study are evidence that lawmakers should enact tougher rules to ensure the security of federal data — like his bill — Data Security and Breach Notification Act.

  • Government slams DoL program to protect whistleblowers

    The federal agency in charge of worker safety is not protecting whistleblowers from employer retaliation, ProPublica reports.

  • Telework enjoys a ‘perfect storm’

    The private sector and Congress are showing wide support for federal telework.

  • Connolly: Cyber top concern on Capitol Hill

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) tells the DorobekINSIDER he has some concerns about the Pentagon’s procurement changes.

  • Bill calls for two weeks of federal furlough

    By Jolie Lee Federal News Radio Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced a bill this week that would require two weeks of furlough in 2011 for federal civilian employees. The furloughs would save taxpayers $5.5 billion,…