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From Nextgov.com: Compliance focus is hampering cybersecurity, critics say

OMB urged to update federal security standards to better detect network vulnerabilities and keep up with new threats.

States report saving 640,000 jobs through Recovery Act

Data from states and local municipalities includes $150 billion in grants, loans and contracts.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says move will improve efficiency.

Federal Protective Service moves out of immigration bureau

FPS will remain in the Homeland Security Department as part of the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

GAO faults effort to counter roadside bombs

Report says "several significant challenges" affect the Pentagon's ability to oversee IED office.

House advances on Interior spending bill, including CR

Current government funding extension runs through the end of this week.

Officials commit to collaborate on performance-based budgeting

Lawmakers, administration say they will weigh the success and failure of federal programs when making funding decisions.

Negotiators agree on plan to fund agencies through mid-December

Stopgap spending measure will be attached to the Interior-Environment appropriations bill and will keep money flowing at fiscal 2009 levels until Dec. 18.

Probe of intelligence notification lapses includes Pelosi's briefings

Investigators will examine whether the CIA misled the House speaker about the use of waterboarding on terrorism suspects.

Senators clash over Homeland Security management nominee

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says Obama's pick for undersecretary for management at DHS lacks sufficient experience.

Agencies to expedite electricity transmission permits on federal land

New process aims to speed up grid modernization and spur renewable energy production.