In today’s Federal Newscast, the Interior Department cleared brush and dead trees on double the amount called for in a 2018 presidential executive order.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Commerce Department’s inspector general is running an audit of the bureau’s cybersecurity measures.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office found leadership changes have stalled out some of the agency’s reorganization efforts.
Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted by the last government shutdown, in an upcoming disaster relief package.
Members in the House and Senate have reintroduced legislation that would guarantee back pay for excepted and furloughed federal employees during this and any government shutdown. The Senate version clarifies employees would receive pay as soon as agencies reopen, regardless of payroll schedules.
The Air Force said it will encourage applications for re-instatement from retired pilots in a move to ease its growing manpower shortage.
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have called on Senate appropriations leadership to stop implementing a Defense Department policy that has cut travel reimbursement since Nov. 2014.
Section 209 of the Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would give DHS emergency powers during a cyber attack on federal or contractor networks holding federal data. Some say the provision is too vague.
A bipartisan group of six senators introduced the Federal Information Security Management Reform Act of 2015 to give DHS the clout it’s been lacking over the last five years and, in some respects, put it on par with the National Security Agency.