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White House threatens to veto Senate Defense bill

The White House is threatening to veto the $631 billion annual Defense bill the Senate is debating this week unless Congress makes changes. The administration took issue with a number of provisions included in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Bill, which Senate leaders hope to vote on by the end of the week.

Tags: DoD , 2013 NDAA , Congress , Senate , John McCain , OMB , veto threat , Jack Moore

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:49pm EST

Senate debates 'arbitrary' cuts to DoD civilian workforce

Senators attempt to head off provision in annual Defense bill that would require reductions among Pentagon civilians.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Senate , workforce , NDAA , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 06:38pm EST

Virginia Senate candidate wants to pay feds for cost-cutting ideas

Former Virginia Governors George Allen and Tim Kaine offer contrasting ideas on issues affecting federal employees and contractors. In Maryland, former federal employee Dan Bongino is challenging incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin for his seat. Bongino and Cardin hold similar views on a number of employee issues.

Tags: management , Senate , Congress , George Allen , Tim Kaine , Dan Bongino , Rob Sobhani , 2012 election , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/05/2012, 06:40pm EST

Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , diversity , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Kirsten Gillibrand , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Senate , Elijah Cummings , House , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT
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New legislation seeks to prevent hazing in military

Congressmen introduce the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act of 2012, a bill aimed at preventing hazing in the military services.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , Judy Chu , Mike Honda , Harry Lew , DoD , hazing , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , House , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 06:24am EDT

Private-sector mentality to blame in GSA scandal, senator says

Fingers are pointing in many directions in the wake of the scandal at the General Services Administration. Lawmakers on both the sides of the aisle have expressed outrage at the "culture of waste," but opinions on who's to blame for that culture are as divided as ever along party lines. Two congressmen told In Depth host Francis Rose about their very different ideas.

Tags: In Depth , Mike Turner , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Gillian Brockell , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Monday - 04/23/2012, 05:21am EDT
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On the show today - April 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tim McManus , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Turner , Congress , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Partnership for Public Service , National Institute of Transition Planning

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 01:01am EDT

Cardin: Scaling back USPS service to save money 'counterproductive'

There are a number of proposals to put the cash-strapped Postal Service on firmer financial ground. But Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says many of them would reduce the service levels the public has come to expect and further drive away business. He joined In Depth with Francis to discuss why he thinks maintaining service levels is the best framework for fixing the Postal Service's finances.

Tags: USPS , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:09pm EST
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Carper: USPS can take page from auto industry in fixing finances

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on federal financial management, told In Depth with Francis Rose the comparison between the Postal Service and Detroit auto-makers may seem "unlikely." But the plan that turned around the bailed-out auto industry could prevent having to bail out the Postal Service in the first place.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Tom Carper , USPS , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose , Barbara Mikulski

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:15pm EST
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