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Donahoe: Postal Service bailout looms if Congress doesn't act quickly

If Congress doesn't pass comprehensive postal reform legislation soon, it could find itself forced to bail out the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service to the tune of billions of dollars, said Postmaster General Pat Donahoe. The postmaster general said in a speech at the National Press Club he's optimistic Congress will pass postal reform legislation this year.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 10:13pm EDT
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Simpson and Bowles offer modified budget plan

Fiscal commission leaders Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles introduce a modified budget plan

Friday - 04/19/2013, 01:00pm EDT

Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday

FAA: Expect long delays at major airports as air traffic controller furloughs kick in Sunday

Friday - 04/19/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Military groups fight to stop DoD budget proposal

Advocacy organizations are criticizing the Pentagon's proposed fee increase for TRICARE as unfair and discriminatory.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:24am EDT
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The 2014 budget and "Pay for Delay"

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss President Obama's 2014 budget proposal, and patent litigation settlements involving pharmaceutical companies.
April 18, 2013

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 06:28pm EDT
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Sequestration already taking toll on DoD's research and development

Defense agencies and services are pulling back hundreds of millions of dollars worth of grants and contracts. Impending furloughs will further impair DoD's ability to get money out the door.

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 05:25am EDT
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Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers.
April 17, 2013

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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Crunching your COLA numbers

Federal, military and Social Security retirees would receive smaller benefits in the future if the government switches to a new yardstick to measure inflation. How much would it cost you? Maybe more than you think, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 02:34pm EDT

Fed employee group calculates lost benefits under chained CPI

President Barack Obama's proposal to change the way retirees' cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) are calculated has drawn the ire of federal-employee groups and unions. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has released a calculator designed to show retirees and policymakers how benefits would be reduced if the chained CPI were implemented.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:34pm EDT

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts from Congress; park police face furloughs

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 04:38pm EDT

NOAA plans for 4 furlough days, begins talking to unions

Employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be furloughed four days starting in July, acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in an email to staff Monday.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:48am EDT

2014 budget takes center stage on Capitol Hill

With the release of the White House's 2014 budget proposal last week, budget season on Capitol Hill is in full swing. But while Congress will be debating the merits of the President's budget plan via a flurry of congressional hearings this week, the permanent director's chair at the Office of Management and Budget remains vacant.

Monday - 04/15/2013, 08:25pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: A deeper dive into the 2014 budget

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:57pm EDT
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Hagel: Job not to cut heart out of Pentagon

Hagel says Obama didn't instruct him to cut heart out of Pentagon, says budgets cuts were law

Friday - 04/12/2013, 09:02am EDT

Feds in Survivor Island mode

President Barack Obama wants to make federal service cool again. But his budget proposals, which would reduce future retirement benefits and force feds to pay more for them, has a lot of current civil servants hot under the collar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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Budget, sequestration and jobs

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss the latest jobs report and and how sequestration is affecting the economy of Fairfax County Virginia.
April 11, 2013

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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An agency-by-agency guide to Obama's 2014 budget

An agency-by-agency guide to Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2014

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 04:01am EDT

Obama budget: Spending cuts, higher smokers' taxes

Obama's budget: Trim Social Security benefits, raise smokers' taxes to trim federal deficits

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 02:52am EDT

Is your retirement check shrink-proof?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Would you be willing to accept a slightly smaller retirement benefit if it would help get the country out of debt? What if future cost-of-living adjustments to your civil service benefit were reduced by a mere 0.3 percent each year?

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 02:00am EDT
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