Reporters' Roundup: A high-five slap to your pension

Friday - 5/6/2011, 6:55pm EDT

Mike Causey, senior correspondent, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • The Federal News Radio bill tracker is loaded up with all the bills Congress is considering, that would affect your pay and benefits. But since it only lists the bills that have actually been introduced, it doesn't include a proposal that causing a lot of angst - the proposal to change your high-three pension calculation to a high-five. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how the proposal could affect your pension.

  • An analysis of Defense contract spending by the Center for Strategic and International Studies finds what researchers say are trends toward more competition. That's even before the latest directives from the White House and defense department to increase contract competition. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the story.