New Senate legislation would promote stronger cybersecurity coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and state and local governments. The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act would encourage national cybersecurity watchdogs to share information regarding cybersecurity threats.
FEMA is short nearly 2,000 temporary reserve employees, but acting agency Administrator Peter Gaynor insisted this year’s hurricane season won’t be a repeat of 2017.
The nominations for Dale Cabaniss and Michael Wooten, the President’s picks to be Office of Personnel Management (OPM) director and Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, respectively, have advanced out of a Senate committee.
Dale Cabaniss, the President’s nominee to become the next director of the Office of Personnel Management, said she would work with Congress to share information about the Trump administration’s proposed reorganization of the agency she may take over.
Lawmakers and Trump administration officials remain divided over whether rolling back postal unions’ right to collectively bargain over compensation, as recommended by the White House’s Postal Task Force, would put the agency on firmer financial footing.
Automatic General Schedule step increases, the lengthy federal hiring process and the retirement supplement for certain employees are among the issues Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) has highlighted in his annual waste book.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday cleared two of the President’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board. But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he won’t bring those nominations to the Senate floor for a vote until the White House names a third nominee.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee bill would create stronger laws to prevent political appointees from becoming career federal employees.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs was forced to change how it pays for veterans’ education benefits after IT problems.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee failed to clear any of the president’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), creating dim prospects for the agency’s future.