Dutch Ruppersberger

  • New location for BLM headquarters announced

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Bureau of Land Management is setting up new headquarters out west.

  • Dutch Ruppersberger: Congressman proposes special hearings to ensure cybersecurity oversight, funding

    Cybersecurity is not currently a line item in the federal budget but one congressman wants to make sure it still receives budgetary oversight.

  • Feds cheer ‘we’re not the swamp’ at NTEU rally

    Members of the National Treasury Employees Union took to Capitol Hill Thursday morning to rally for support on several issues they fear are under attack in the 115th Congress and Trump administration. NTEU members say they’re concerned about receiving fair pay, protecting health and retirement benefits and maintaining their due process rights. They’re also worried that President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to civilian agencies could hinder their ability to do their jobs well.

  • How will newly-elected officials help federal employees?

    Federal News Radio examines what the winners of the midterm elections in Maryland, DC and Virginia could do for federal employees.

  • In Depth Show Blog – October 10, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Ruppersberger happy to see progress on Senate cybersecurity bill

    Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said the longer we wait on cybersecurity legislation, the worse it gets for cyber attacks on the U.S.

  • Senate Intelligence Committee finalizing version of cyber sharing bill

    The bill would conform, mostly, with the House’s most recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Both the House and Senate bills are trying to find common areas to incentivize private sector companies to share information on any malicious code their firms encounter, both by providing them with liability protections that would shield them from lawsuits that could otherwise follow from sharing information with competitors or with the government, and by convincing them that federal agencies are capable of securely communicating threat information between the private and public sectors.

  • House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

    Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

  • Cyber information sharing bill gets new life in House

    Despite a veto threat a year ago, House proponents of a cyber information sharing bill say productive talks now are underway with the Obama administration. Reps. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger re-introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) trying to address privacy and civil liberties concerns.

  • House-backed cyber bills head to Senate

    Despite a veto threat from the President, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday , along with three other cybersecurity bills.