Tag Archives: Senate

Saxby Chambliss: New Cyber Sharing Bill Could Come Soon

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has said he could introduce a cybersecurity bill soon that will mandate companies and the government to share cyber attack data, The Hill reported Tuesday. Brendan Sasso writes Chambliss and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have been working with Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and …

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Report: Janet Yellen to Be Nominated as Fed Chairman

Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System‘s board of governors since October 2010, will be nominated chairman of the central bank by President Barack Obama Wednesday, Reuters reports. Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason write she will likely get the needed 60 Senate votes for confirmation, which would make …

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OMB Directs Agencies to Implement Shutdown Plans

The Office of Management and Budget directed federal agencies late Monday night to carry out their plans for shutting down operations as Congress did not pass a continuing resolution by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. OMB Director Sylvia Burwell also told agencies to monitor developments and urged lawmakers to pass a …

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Report: Senate Democrats Eye December to Cut Sequestration

Democratic leaders in the Senate will push to nullify sequestration cuts in December as part of a mini-omnibus spending bill that would fund the government for fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes that Senate Democrats intend for that scenario to occur after the chamber passes a stopgap measure …

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Carl Levin Wants Defense Bill on Senate Floor By Year’s End

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Tuesday afternoon he is hopeful that the full chamber can take up the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill by the end of the calendar year, Defense News reported Wednesday. John Bennett writes the committee has already passed the bill that matches the …

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Congress to Weigh Defense Authorization Bill with CIO Focus

A defense authorization bill is expected to be a priority in Congress this fall as both the House of Representatives and Senate seek to define the roles of federal chief information officers, FCW reported Friday. Adam Mazmanian writes Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act co-sponsor Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said the …

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