Archive for the ‘Legislative Updates’ Category

House Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Last week, the House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at strengthening efforts to combat cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure. These efforts include increased information sharing, advancing cyber technologies, and improving the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity workforce…

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Earlier this month, the Library of Congress began redirecting visitors from to  The newer site now features updates on legislation, the congressional record, committee information, committee reports…


New Directive Addresses Critical Infrastructure Security

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

In February 2013, the White House released the Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, which promotes unity of effort to strengthen and maintain secure and resilient critical infrastructure, and tasks government entities with securing critical infrastructure…


2013 NDAA Addresses Interagency Issues

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 into law. The Act authorizes appropriations for DoD activities for fiscal year 2013. The Act also addresses specific DoD programs and personnel issues…


Senate Reports on Interagency Personnel Rotation Act

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

In November 2012, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported the Interagency Personnel Rotation Act of 2011 to Congress…


Senior Executive Service Reform Proposed

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) recently introduced new legislation aimed at reforming the Senior Executive Service. The Senior Executive Service Act of 2012 includes reforms that address compensation and professional development…


Presidential Study Directive Aims to Prevent Mass Attrocities and Genocide

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Sixty-six years since the Holocaust and 17 years after Rwanda, the United States still lacks a comprehensive policy framework and a corresponding interagency mechanism for preventing and responding to mass atrocities and genocide.  This has left the United States ill prepared to engage early, proactively, and decisively to prevent threats from evolving into large-scale civilian atrocities…


Legislation Seeks Modest Reduction in Senate Confirmed Nominees

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

S.679 would eliminate the need for Senate confirmation for about 200 positions, mostly in the areas of legislative and public affairs; internal management positions, such as chief financial officers…


New Interagency Bill Introduced in House and Senate

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The interagency Personnel Rotation Act of 2011, S. 1268 and H.R. 2314, is an effort to increase interagency cooperation between Executive Branch employees working in National Security and Homeland Security…