Rob Portman

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Senators press White House for plan of action on ransomware attacks

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Biden administration is being pressed for answers on its strategy to combat ransomware.

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/demaerre)Female doctor holding a piggy bank: health insurance, medical expenses and tax concept

Postal reform bill could raise health premiums for federal workers, employee group warns

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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021 file photo, an American flag flies at half-staff in remembrance of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick above the Capitol Building in Washington.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Best shot at USPS reform in Congress gets better with 20 senators supporting bipartisan bill

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Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, Ronald Stroman, Kiran Ahuja

Senate committee advances Ahuja’s nomination for OPM director

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director, appears before a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ahuja vows to bring stable leadership to OPM after years of turnover at the top

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(Joshua Roberts/Pool via AP)Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security, testifies in Washington

White House reviewing National Cyber Director role as Congress presses for governmentwide leadership

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The Senate has never truly supported IT modernization and here’s what has to change

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CISA’s still overcoming challenges 5 years after Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act became law

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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteRob Portman

More lawmakers getting on IT modernization bandwagon as House prepares 10th FITARA scorecard

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bill to codify the IT modernization Centers of Excellence initiative as part of a growing…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - In this Spet. 18, 2019, file photo, the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. A Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental reviews for big projects is drawing heavy objections from African American and Latino communities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EPA inspector general takes close look at reopening plans

In today’s Federal Newscast, some EPA employees say they feel uncomfortable returning to the office as OIG conducts a review.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, a person with a smartphone enters the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Tech companies and nearly two dozen U.S. states clashed with the government in federal court Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of Obama-era rules aimed at preventing big internet providers from discriminating against certain technology and services. The action rolling back the neutrality rules

Investigation finds interagency group lacked authority to oversee Chinese telecom companies

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations completed a year-long investigation into federal oversight of three Chinese telecommunications companies.

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