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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Death benefits for federal employees killed on the job could see first increase in over 20 years

In today’s Federal Newscast, death benefits for federal employees killed on the job may increase soon.

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Senators want to know if federal contractors are actually complying E-Verify rule

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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas, May 2, 2019. A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Senators warn USPS, CBP fall short on legislation to stop opioids in the mail

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(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)FILE - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on unaccompanied minors at the southern border, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Portman announced earlier this year that he would not run again. The Senate primary in Ohio is still a year away, but Republican contenders already are working furiously to cast themselves as Trump's favorite in the open race. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)

Senators see room in FedRAMP bill to address supply chain security threats

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Senators seek ‘guardrails’ on expanded subpoena power for inspectors general

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate lawmakers introduce FISMA reforms, including cyber incident reporting for agencies, contractors

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Senators release cyber incident reporting bill, preview FISMA reforms

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Defense bill set to deal civilian cyber agency a big power boost

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Biden cybersecurity leaders back incident reporting legislation as ‘absolutely critical’

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

Senators on both sides of the aisle agreed the president’s nominees for the Merit Systems Protection Board are experienced, and they expressed a desire…

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

Senate report advocates FISMA reforms after finding slow progress on agency cybersecurity

A Senate report makes the case for reforms to the law governing federal cyber standards after multiple agencies made “minimal progress” on security standards.

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Here’s how the White House wants to reform cybersecurity management for agencies

The White House wants to change how it employs the law that oversees agency cybersecurity efforts, while Congress is also eyeing reform legislation.

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