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House OKs bill requiring agencies to implement rules in cheapest possible way

The House Jan. 13 passed a bill by a 250-175 vote that would require agencies to choose the least costly way to implement new rules, but President Obama has signaled that he would veto it.

House OKs bill requiring agencies to implement rules in cheapest possible way

The House Jan. 13 passed a bill by a 250-175 vote that would require agencies to choose the least costly way to implement new rules, but President Obama has signaled that he would veto it.

White House rolls out data privacy, cybersecurity proposals before SOTU speech

President Obama will preview several measures to strengthen digital privacy and cybersecurity in a scheduled late morning address Jan.12 at the Federal Trade Commission, before he formally unveils them during his State of the Union speech next week, the White House said.

Obama boosts judicial confirmation rate with record lame duck confirmations

The Senate has confirmed 89 of President Obama's judicial appointees in 2014 – a record number of confirmations in the post-election lame duck session, according to analysis from the Brookings Institution. His judicial confirmation rate now exceeds that of previous two-term presidents Bush and Clinton.

Obama boosts judicial confirmation rate with record lame duck confirmations

The Senate has confirmed 89 of President Obama's judicial appointees in 2014 – a record number of confirmations in the post-election lame duck session, according to analysis from the Brookings Institution. His judicial confirmation rate now exceeds that of previous two-term presidents Bush and Clinton.

FBI fingers North Korea in Sony hack, Obama calls it 'cyber vandalism'

The FBI issued a statement Dec. 19 attributing the widely-publicized and costly cyber intrusion at Sony Pictures to North Korean-backed hackers. The agency's four-week investigation definitively found "the North Korean government is responsible for these actions," said an agency press release.

House passes omnibus fiscal 2015 spending bill

The House narrowly passed a fiscal 2015 appropriations bill Thursday night paving the way for Senate approval and avoiding a government shutdown. The $1.1 trillion fiscal 2015 bill (H.R. 83) would fund every government agency with the exception of DHS through Sept. 30. That number includes $521 billion for defense functions of several agencies and $492 billion for non-defense agency functions.

House passes omnibus fiscal 2015 spending bill

The House narrowly passed a fiscal 2015 appropriations bill Thursday night paving the way for Senate approval and avoiding a government shutdown. The $1.1 trillion fiscal 2015 bill (H.R. 83) would fund every government agency with the exception of DHS through Sept. 30. That number includes $521 billion for defense functions of several agencies and $492 billion for non-defense agency functions.

Obama issues directives to develop more diverse skills for federal managers

President Obama issued a series of directives Tuesday calling on agency managers to develop a more diverse set of skills as agency executives begin to retire in greater numbers.

Obama issues directives to develop more diverse skills for federal managers

President Obama issued a series of directives Tuesday calling on agency managers to develop a more diverse set of skills as agency executives begin to retire in greater numbers.