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2-year federal budget deal expected to pass

The House of Representatives could pass a budget deal as early as today that lays out a plan to fund the federal government, which is currently operating under a continuing resolution set to expire Dec. 11.

Bill would specify, bolster DHS' job as protector of the dot-gov domain

Six senators have partnered to introduce a bipartisan bill that would give the Homeland Security Department more authority to protect federal civilian networks.

Taxpayers subsidized nearly $17M in free mail for lawmakers in fiscal 2014

Congress is allowed to correspond with its constituents for free through the Postal Service, but a Congressional Research Service report says the nearly $17 million price tag for the privilege in fiscal 2014 might be out of control.

Taxpayers subsidized nearly $17M in free mail for lawmakers in fiscal 2014

Congress is allowed to correspond with its constituents for free through the Postal Service, but a Congressional Research Service report says the nearly $17 million price tag for the privilege in fiscal 2014 might be out of control.

Poll: Cybersecurity should be top tech priority for Congress

Cybersecurity should be at the top of the congressional technology agenda, according to a new poll. Forty percent of registered voters believe cyber attack prevention should be lawmakers' technology policy focus.

NSF seeks input on cybersecurity strategic plan for federal agencies

The National Science Foundation wants feedback on how the government should focus cybersecurity research and development in order to guide and coordinate federally funded studies.

Mayors plan to push Congress on infrastructure spending

Members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors said they would lobby Congressional offices this spring to increase spending in the surface transportation reauthorization bill.

Nuclear safety agency does poor job securing its networks, data, says FISMA report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety of the nation's nuclear power plants, is doing a poor job of securing its own networks and data. That was one of the many findings of the latest Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress by the Office of Management and Budget.

Spotlight: House Energy and Commerce Committee may cover cyber, too

The House Energy and Commerce Committee seeks to hold hearings and conduct rigorous oversight of cybersecurity during the 114 th  Congress, according to an oversight plan that the committee is considering for "markup" at its Jan. 9 organizational meeting.

Gallup: Americans say gov't biggest problem facing country, overwhelmingly disapprove of Congress

Government is the most important problem to Americans right now and has been for most of the year, a Gallup poll released Aug. 13 says. About 18 percent of Americans say government is the biggest problem while 15 percent maintain it's immigration, the poll says. About 14 percent say the economy is their top worry.