In today’s news, Senate lawmakers are pushing defense officials for a definitive policy on cyber attacks, the Homeland Security Department will create a new chief learning and engagement officer position, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) introduces a bill to guarantee service members and DoD civilian employees get paid in the event of a government shutdown.
In today’s news, federal employees will learn today just how much their healthcare will cost in 2016, federal employees said they’re slightly more engaged in their jobs this year, and the Homeland Security Department continues to invest big bucks in cybersecurity.
In today’s news, a top Navy official says it will probably take the permission of the president to use a cyber-offensive weapon, agencies are prepared if the government shuts down on Thursday, and a government shutdown in October looks less likely, now that House Speaker John Boehner is resigning.
In today’s news, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moves a bipartisan, stopgap spending bill to fund the government, Pete Tseronis, the Energy Department’s chief technology officer, is leaving government, and 11 freshman Republican members tell Congress it should avoid another government shutdown.
In today’s news, the Defense Information Systems Agency says its cyber defense headquarters has been involved in seven named operations since it began in January, the Treasury Department is looking for more feedback on USASpending.gov, and the FAA weighs in on the papal visit to the United States.
In today’s news, Washington braces for a visit from Pope Francis, Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall signs over some of his acquisition powers to the military secretaries, and a White House staff member was killed when his bicycle was struck by a car during a charity ride over the weekend.
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In today’s news, federal employees can begin signing up for the self-plus one option in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program when the annual open season starts Nov. 9, Defense Secretary Ash Carter isn’t planning for sequestration as he works with the military services for the 2017 budget planning cycle, and four senators have repeated their call for President Barack Obama to name a permanent inspector general at the Veterans Affairs Department.
In today’s news, the Pentagon appears headed to a separate personnel system for its civilian employees, Army Secretary John McHugh has warned sequestration would put the Army in what he called a very bad place, and federal chief information officers see a silver lining in the massive data breach suffered by the Office of Personnel Management.
In today’s news, a Republican presidential candidate’s call to end labor unions for federal employees is drawing fury from his targets, the Air Force will develop and field systems more quickly by making companies compete in design and development phases, and the FBI needs a new chief information officer.
In today’s news, a group of Democrat congressional members have introduced a bill to avoid a government shutdown, the Census Bureau details how it plans to test mobile devices for the 2020 population count and women-owned small businesses are now eligible for sole-source contracts, bringing them on par with other socioeconomic programs.