Cyber defense gets more prominent role -- with clearer authorities and greater oversight -- under National Defense Authorization Act for 2013.
A reorganization within the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has consolidated subcommitees, reducing the number from seven to five.
President fears that measures to protect employees who expose government wrongdoing could undermine his authority to manage executive branch officials.
The last-minute agreement that averted the imminent threat of sweeping budget cuts provides no roadmap for the way forward.
A bill that the House passed would freeze pay for federal employees and members of Congress, but the 112th Congress ended without Senate action.
Congress acts on Jan. 1 to preserve tax cuts, delay across-the-board budget cuts.
The National Defense Authorization Act, with $641 billion in spending, has passed both houses of Congress.
As Congressional negotiations once again break down, OMB sends agencies more information on the ramifications of coming budget cuts.
A bill that the House passed would provide a mechanism to suspend Senior Executive Service members without pay for misconduct or malfeasance.
Defense authorization bill includes new requirements for OMB and agencies to determine whether work should be performed in-housed or contracted to small businesses.
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