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Ron Wyden

(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nomination of Chris Magnus to be the next U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Senator wants to know what agencies are doing to protect employee cell phones

In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Wyden wants to know what a handful of agencies are doing to deploy countermeasures and protect employees and critical…

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CISA: No organization in the public or private sector could’ve prevented SolarWinds breach

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Medicare’s financial problems have gotten worse, and Social Security’s can’t be ignored forever. The government’s annual assessment is a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years earlier than previously forecast. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034, no change from the projection last year.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senators growing frustrated with SSA’s closed offices, pandemic workarounds

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI warned states earlier this year that Russia could look to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections by covertly advising political candidates and campaigns. That's according to a law enforcement memo obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

CISA’s Ware resigns; is Director Krebs next out the door?

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New SSA telework policies prompt criticism from employees, lawmakers

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J..

Air Force may be better off trying to keep pilots than hiring more

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows it would cost the military more money to create new pilots, rather than trying…

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As deadline approaches, IRS projects historic volume of tax filing extensions

Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore) said the IRS, faced with more questions and a “more complicated” filing season this year,…

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Senators probe Interior nominee’s industry ties, management track record

The president’s pick to lead the Interior Department may have more direct experience than his predecessor, but the concerns about ethics and department leadership have not abated.

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