Congress

  • Where will future cyberpros come from?

    In the last 18 months, Melissa Hathaway said, cybersecurity threats have gotten far more stealthy and there is an understanding that it’s not just an Internet-based threat. It can come from a multi-media device internally or even a wi-fi device.

  • Will your agency’s cybersecurity mandate change?

    Your agency’s cybersecurity marching orders may be changing. Former cyber czar Melissa Hathaway joined In Depth with Francis Rose with the latest analysis of bills in Congress that could change the nation’s cybersecurity mandate. She tells Federal News Radio that it’s down to two bills and one could have an impact on the role of CIOs.

  • Best Places to Work released for 2010

    The annual rankings of the best (and worst) places to work in the federal government are out. We get details from Max Stier with the Partnership for Public Service

  • What’s the best place to work in the federal government?

    The Partnership for Public Service along with the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University released its annual rankings of the best places to work in the federal government.

  • Pay/Telework Decisions Coming Up…

    Congress returns next week to deal with federal pay and teleworking issues, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, and as a side effect, returns Washington, D.C.’s traffic to its normal nightmare status…

  • Iran uranium is a “threat”

    The former chief of U.N. nuclear inspections worldwide, told Le Monde newspaper that Iran has stockpiled enough low-enriched uranium for 1-2 nuclear weapons. But Olli Heinonen, said it would not make sense for it to ”cross the bomb-making threshold with such a small amount”. He also said Iran’s uranium reserve still represented a ”threat.” Pentagon officials told Congress last spring Iran could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a one nuclear weapon in as little as a year.

  • Study aims at improving Congressional Web sites

    In today’s technologically advanced world, a company’s Web site can be a help or a hindrance. It’s the key way to get information out to citizens.

  • GAO studies contract competition

    The GAO recently completed a five year study of competitive contracting.

  • OMB targets fixes for mission critical IT projects

    The Office of Management and Budget is throwing a lifeline, of sorts, to 15 agencies who have IT projects that are on its high-risk list. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the 26 projects on his new high priority list are mission critical. He said some extra attention now could reap dividends down the road when those projects finally realize their long-awaited potential.

  • Peter H. Appel on RITA’s mission

    August 23rd and 25th RITA’s mission is to promote transportation research, solid analysis, and education across the different operating agencies within the USDOT.

  • GAO: must plan for future of local governments

    The state and local sectors are headed for a multi-trillion dollar headache

  • GAO: Cyber data sharing is lacking

    CyberWatch launches virtual cybersecurity world, Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches

  • OMB’s Werfel sees major changes coming

    The federal government’s top accountant says it’s time for agencies to transform the way they report on their financial health. It all starts with citizens demanding to know how their tax dollars are being spent.

  • Vote: Which agency has the best gym?

    Vote for the agency with the best gym as part of Federal News Radio’s Best of the Federal Government series. Your votes determine the winner!