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Is cybersecurity legislation still alive?

Although Congress couldn't agree on cybersecurity legislation earlier this year, at least one member insists it's still possible.

Federal List: 6 memorable moments in federal social media

After a hesitant beginning, the federal government has begun to embrace social media in a big way. Here are a few of the most creative forays.

Obama releases sequestration report

The White House has outlined plans for implementing $1.2 trillion in budget reductions across the federal government.

Planning for -- and surviving -- sequestration

With sequestration possible in just a few months, experts offer tips to help managers minimize the impact of budget cuts on employees and agency missions.

Executive order could institute controversial cybersecurity measures

A rumored order would allegedly implement parts of a bill that stalled in Congress this year.

Obama's sequestration report delayed

The administration says it needs more time to figure out the details on across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect in January, but the report itself expected to contain few surprises.

Obama vs. Romney on cybersecurity

The Republicans and Democrats each target cybersecurity in their platforms, but much of what they're offering sounds very familiar.

Technology concerns infuse Democratic platform

The Democratic party's platform stresses technology, as both challenge and solution.

Assessing the digital campaign: Obama vs. Romney

As the 2012 presidential race heads into the home stretch, one of the contenders has taken a lead in the smart use of technology -- but both have room to improve.

Senator urges executive order on cybersecurity

In lieu of legislation, the president could boost cybersecurity himself, and at least one lawmaker thinks he should.

Digital government push fuels BYOD adoption

Agencies considering a policy for employees to bring their own devices now have a toolkit as aid.

'Rockstar' innovators descend on Washington

The newly minted Presidential Innovation Fellows will take a half-year to work on projects benefiting all citizens.

Obama proposes to extend federal pay freeze until April 2013

The president's plan would grant feds a modest pay raise -- but only under one condition, which might be hard to meet.

Obama delays financial disclosure deadline

Congress and the president adjust some deadlines in the STOCK Act, but opponents still object to public disclosure.

Obama signs Sequestration Transparency Act

A new measure requires the Obama administration to provide to Congress detailed plans for the forced budget cuts that sequestration will bring.

Sequestration hearing unravels into partisan 'food fight'

As a hearing intended to help prepare for the effects of sequestration degenerates into a partisan shouting match, one embarrassed congressman calls the event a 'spectacle.'

OMB predicts economic improvement, warns against sequestration

Economic growth projected to pick up but recovery remains sluggish, according to the administration's Mid-Session Review.