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Senate OKs Federal Hiring Process Bill ; John Tester Comments

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to allow federal agencies use another agencies’ list of applicants who have been subjected to a screening process in order to assess and select new employees. Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) proposed the Competitive Service Act, Tester’s office said Thursday. “I urge the House to quickly …

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Senate Faces Tight Schedule for Debate on 22 Cyber Bill Amendments

Some lawmakers are uncertain if the Senate could tackle 22 proposed amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act following their month-long recess due to other legislative priorities, National Journal reported Thursday. Kaveh Waddell writes Senate’s upcoming consideration of fiscal 2016 appropriations and the Iranian nuclear deal leaves the upper chamber …

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Report: 22 Amendments Lined Up for CISA After Senate Recess

Senators will vote on 22 proposed amendments to the cyber information-sharing bill if it comes up in September after the recess amid a packed legislative schedule, the National Journal reported Wednesday. Kaveh Waddell writes that the future Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which will provide incentives to businesses for sharing threat information …

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Senate Postpones Decision on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The Senate has adjourned for summer recess without holding a floor vote on legislation that would allow cyber threat data exchange between federal agencies and private companies, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pulled the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act off the floor Wednesday because …

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Jeh Johnson Backs Senate Panel’s Proposed Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has backed a cybersecurity bill that the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent for a full Senate vote last week, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the proposed Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act would support DHS surveillance of public Internet traffic on government IT networks. “This …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford received Senate confirmation Wednesday to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense News reported Wednesday. Leo Shane III writes he will succeed the retiring Army Gen. Martin Dempsey in September, according to the report. The 38-year Marine Corps veteran has served as commandant of the …

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