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Omnibus Spending Bill on the Ropes

In the wake of the Congressional midterm elections and a dust up over appropriations in September that resulted in a continuing resolution, Democrats are once again seeking to pass a spending bill. The Hill reports that Democrats are looking to pass a compromise omnibus spending bill between $1.106 and $1.108 …

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Staff Changes at FBI’s Counterterrorism Division

A familiar face is returning to FBI’s Washington Field Office, amid a series of a staff changes. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller announced his pick of James W. McJunkin, who most recently served in the counterterrorism division, to be assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office. McJunkin, who …

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Experts Predict $20 Billion in Additional Cuts as DoD Costs Rise

Even though Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has proposed a sweeping round of efficiency initiatives, the Defense Department will likely need to lop an additional $20 billion off the budget, because of rising costs, according to the chair of a federal advisory committee. According to Defense News, Chairman of the …

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Gates Accepts Patriot Award on Behalf of Troops

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was honored with the American Patriot Award from National Defense University for his work in defense, including service under eight presidents in a career spanning four decades. Gates said he accepted the award on behalf of the service members, who serve their country in times …

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After FedRAMP, Cloud Questions Ramp Up Too

While cloud computing has been touted as the next big thing, Federal News Radio reports the latest tech trend is also gathering its share of naysayers. Last week, the General Services Administration unveiled new security requirements designed to smooth the transition as the feds increasingly begin taking to the clouds. …

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SAVE Awards 2010: Vote For Most Innovative Federal Penny-Pinching

With budget cutting on federal minds everywhere, the White House announced the finalists in the Securing Americans’ Value and Efficiency award, celebrating its second year. The contest, which garnered 18,000 submissions, seeks suggestions from federal workers on how the federal government can save money while at the same time work …

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