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Government says demand for skilled-worker visas dips

April 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After strong demand in recent years, applications for H-1B visas for skilled foreign workers are down this year. In the past two years, the cap of available visas was hit within a few days after the government began accepting applications on April 1 for the 65,000 H-1B visas available for...

Napolitano: DHS likely to miss cargo scanning deadline

February 25, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In her first hearing before Congress since being confirmed, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today pledged to make progress in addressing the significant challenges facing the department. But she acknowledged her department is unlikely to meet a 2012 deadline for scanning all U.S.-bound cargo containers in foreign seaports. "To do...

Report calls for better management at SEC

February 11, 2009 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday released recommendations aimed at improving the Securities and Exchange Commission's regulatory effectiveness primarily by improving how the agency manages itself. The agency has come under intense criticism given the problems in the financial markets and the agency's failure to act more quickly against investment...

Grant program approved to preserve presidential documents

September 26, 2008 The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday approved legislation that would establish a competitive grant program to help in the preservation of historical documents from past presidents. The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. John Warner, R-Va., and cleared on a voice vote in a committee meeting off...

Senate panel approves policies for release of sensitive documents

September 26, 2008 The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday approved legislation that would establish polices and procedures for the designation and release of sensitive but unclassified government information. The draft bill, offered by Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., cleared on a voice vote in a committee...

Power grid vulnerable to cyberattacks, committee told

September 11, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is aiming to take up legislation next week that would provide the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with additional authority to help protect the nation's power grid from a cyberattack. During a hearing before the Energy and Commerce Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee, several witnesses...

DHS officials defend SBInet virtual fence program

September 11, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Homeland Security Department officials Wednesday defended management of the effort to deploy a virtual fence along the Southern border, saying that they would rather delay implementation to ensure the program works. Comment on this article in The Forum.During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee, Customs and Border Protection...

Power grid vulnerable to cyberattacks, committee told

September 11, 2008 A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is aiming to take up legislation next week that would provide the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with additional authority to help protect the nation's power grid from a cyberattack. During a hearing before the Energy and Commerce Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee, several witnesses...

Homeland Security officials defend virtual border fence program

September 11, 2008 Homeland Security Department officials Wednesday defended management of the effort to deploy a virtual fence along the Southern border, saying that they would rather delay implementation to ensure the program works. During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Ralph Basham also took issue...

Panel chastises State Department on passport breaches

July 10, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Senate Judiciary Committee leaders urged the State Department today to push the Justice Department to pursue criminal prosecutions of agency employees or contractors who may have improperly accessed the passport files of Americans, saying convictions may help prevent abuses. Comment on this article in The Forum."The use of criminal prosecutions...