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Sen. Tom Carper: Lawmakers to Debate DHS’ Security Role in FISMA Reform Push

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says his collaboration with ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has helped bolster their push for cybersecurity policy reforms, GovInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. Eric Chabrow writes that Carper and Coburn have submitted three cybersecurity bills to the Senate, including reforms to the Federal Information …

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Profile: Ann Barron-DiCamillo, US-CERT Manager and Chief of Operations

Ann Barron-DiCamillo serves as manager and chief of operations for the United States-Computer Emergency Readiness Team within the Department of Homeland Security. In this role, she leads DHS’ efforts to help build up the country’s cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing and manage cyber risks. Barron-DiCamillo’s first role at DHS was at the National Cybersecurity …

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Tom Coburn: Government Must Protect Itself from Cyberattacks

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) has urged the federal government to first safeguard its information technology networks from cyber attacks before proposing cybersecurity measures for the private sector, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici writes Coburn, a ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a report citing …

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Report: Federal Agencies Continue to Cancel Furloughs

More federal agencies are cancelling and reducing scheduled furloughs for the remainder of fiscal 2013 after budget reprogramming and reviews, Gov Exec reports Tuesday. Eric Katz writes that only the Office of Management and Budget has kept its original plans to implement 10 days of unpaid leave for its employees. …

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Janet Napolitano: DHS Prioritizing Future Cyber Attack Prevention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Thursday that DHS is focusing on preventing future cyber attacks over combating current cyber incidents, Nextgov reports. Aliya Sternstein writes Napolitano was addressing a question from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on the recent cybersecurity executive order’s ability to balance protecting intellectual …

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Senate Defense Bill Would Ramp Up Pentagon Audit Efforts

Language in the Senate’s version of the defense authorization bill would put more pressure on the Pentagon to achieve a clean audit by 2017, GovExec reports. Charles Clark writes the bill would require the Pentagon to appoint a chief management officer responsible for fixing problems with financial management, business transformation …

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Senate Wrangles Over Proposed Changes to GAO

Current budget proposals strike hard at Congress’ investigative agency, the Government Accountability Office, and its defenders are rallying against the widespread layoffs and regional office closures they say such cuts would cause. The agency has identified billions of dollars in savings in recent years, but its operational budget may be cut …

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Senators Propose Fed Pay Freeze Extension, Workforce Cut

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the current two-year pay freeze to three more years and restrict bonuses during that period. Government Executive reports the legislation also calls for a 15 percent cut to the size of both federal employee and contractor workforces. …

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