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Joe Lieberman: Fiscal Cliff Deal an ‘Uncertainty’

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said in a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that a compromise on averting the fiscal cliff is an uncertainty, The Hill newspaper reports. Lieberman said he was optimistic a deal can be reached but warned the government is on an automatic pilot-like approach …

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Senate Votes Down Lieberman Cyber Bill

The Senate rejected a cybersecurity bill Thursday and any cyber legislation will likely have to wait until 2013, The Hill newspaper reports. Ramsey Cox and Jennifer Martinez report the Cybersecurity Act, sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), was turned down on a 52-46 vote. That bill …

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Tom Carper: WH Exec Cyber Order Coming After State Of The Union

In an interview with The Hill newspaper, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said he expects President Barack Obama to issue a cybersecurity executive order after the State of the Union address. Carper, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told the newspaper he wants to hold a joint hearing with …

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Mitch McConnell Expects to See Cyber Bill Back on Senate Floor

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday he expects to restart discussion of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 after the chamber finalizes the defense and intelligence authorization bills, Federal News Radio reports. The cyber bill was declared dead by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) after a motion to end …

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Harry Reid: Cyber Bill Dead For Current Congress

The Senate failed again to move the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 forward Wednesday, National Journal reports. Josh Smith writes the vote fell nine votes short of the 60 required to invoke cloture. In an August vote, the Senate voted down the bill 52-46. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said …

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John McCain, 12 Defense Contractors Talk About Effects of Sequestration

Senator John McCain wrote in a blog post that many defense contractors believe that the impending sequestration could lead to serious problems both in national security and employment rates. McCain, together with Senators Joe Lieberman, Jim Inhofe, Saxby Chambliss, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and John Cornyn have asked 13 defense contractors …

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Report: Some Agencies Resisting Wartime Contracting Changes

The Government Accountability Office  issued a report on Aug. 1, auditing progress at the three agencies concerned with wartime contracting reforms, reports Matthew Weigelt for Washington Technology. The departments of Defense and State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development received recommendations for wartime contracting reforms from the Commission on Wartime …

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