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Rockefeller, McCaskill Request Information From Home Depot, Apple on Data Security Incidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, today sent letters to Home Depot and Apple requesting information on the companies’ recent data security incidents. 

In response to the confirmed data breach at Home Depot involving a massive amount of credit and debit card information, the Senators are asking for a briefing on the company...

Freight Rail Service: Improving the Performance of America’s Rail System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced a Full Committee hearing on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. titled, “Freight Rail Service: Improving the Performance of America’s Rail System.”

The hearing will focus on rail service issues throughout the country, including congestion and locomotive and railcar shortages. Stakeholders will discuss the impacts of rail service issues on various industries and the economy.

Pleas...

Rockefeller Urges Surface Transportation Board to Address Needs of Businesses, Consumers in Evaluating Revenue Adequacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, last week submitted a statement to the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Ex Parte Proceeding 722 on Railroad Revenue Adequacy, urging STB to address the concerns of the shipper community, and focus on individuals and businesses who use the rail system, in order to move toward a more balanced system. 

“While the railroads prosper under the regulatory system established by the Staggers Act, today’s shippers and...

GSA Seeks Public Comment on Environmental Impact Statement for Consolidated FBI Headquarters

GSA news releases - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:00am
GSA) and the FBI will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the potential impacts of acquiring a consolidated HQ.

Rockefeller, Thune to Introduce Bill to Strengthen the Surface Transportation Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Senator John Thune (R-SD), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will soon introduce the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014. The bill aims to improve the Surface Transportation Board (STB) by making it more efficient and accessible. The legislation follows several months of serious freight rail service delays and backlogs.

“It is far past time that America had a competitive and efficient rail transportation network.&...

Rockefeller Responds to Recent Data Security Incidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today released the following statement in response to reports that Home Depot may have suffered a significant data breach and that celebrities’ Apple iCloud accounts have been hacked.

“The Home Depot breach is the latest in a string of data security breaches that have put millions of consumers at risk of financial harm and exposed their sensitive personal information. The massive data breach is just one more example of the need fo...

GSA OASIS and OASIS Small Business Contracts are Ready for Business

GSA news releases - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:00am
Court of Federal Claims and GAO Deny All OASIS Protests, GSA Issues Notice to Proceed

GSA Seeks Ideas for First-Of-Its-Kind Redevelopment of Volpe Center

GSA news releases - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:00am
GSA and DOT seek creative ideas from developers to transform federal land into state-of-the-art facility.

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