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Pentagon Labyrinth: Richards on gaps in DoD planning

Retired Air Force Colonel Chet Richards says DoD has missed the mark in several of its big decisions during recent years. He says defense leaders are making choices that leave people scratching their heads.

Tags: Pentagon Labyrinth series , Chet Richards , DoD , budget , Dorobek Insider , Air Force

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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Have we seen the last of the budget stopgap measures?

Does Congress have another stopgap measure left in it? Can the federal workforce weather one more as well? We ask The Hill's Erik Wasson.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , shutdown , stopgap funding bill , CR , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Communication key for managers during tough times

Susan Grundmann, chairwoman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, offers advice for agencies dealing with employee morale issues and workplace demands.

Tags: Federal Drive , FMA Convention , management , Susan Grundmann , MSPB , budget , training , best practices , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 09:08am EDT
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How feds help feds survive the worst

The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

Tags: shutdown , budget , pay and benefits , FEEA , retirees , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , furlough , USPS , Steve Bauer

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 12:00pm EDT
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In pay debate, call for General Schedule restructuring

The Partnership for Public Service's Max Stier argues for a restructuring of the General Schedule, a key issue in the debate over federal employee pay.

Tags: pay debate , budget , Congress , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , pay and benefits , General Schedule , restructuring , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 05:00pm EDT
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Sen. Warner: budget is tip of the debt spear

The "Gang of Six" is a bipartisan group of senators who've decided to try and craft their own compromise budget plan. Sen. Mark Warner leads the gang and joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , continuing resolution , Congress , Gang of Six , Mark Warner , leadership

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 10:31am EDT
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House passes 3-week spending bill

The newest stopgap funding measure would cut spending by $6 billion. The current proposal would be the sixth short-term spending bill this year alone as Congress has failed to reach a compromise on a longer-term budget solution.

Tags: budget , Congress , continuing resolution , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:00am EDT

Shutdown Survival Tip: Have Lots of Money!

In the event of an emergency like a government-wide shutdown you want to have six months cash to cover your bills while Congress gets its act together. Where, you ask, do you find that financial cushion? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells you about how some members of Congress did it in the 1990s.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FEEA , shutdown , budget

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

Causey: Fed managers tired of fed bashing

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey brings an update of federal managers' mood from the Federal Managers Association conference in Arlington, Va.

Tags: Federal Managers Association , fed bashing , Dorobek Insider , management , budget , Mike Causey , pay debate

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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Jumper: Breaking "titanium stovepipes" key to DoD success

Former Air Force Chief of Staff on solving the "people" challenges at the DoD.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , DoD , John Jumper , budget , Japan , Defense , acquisition

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 05:46pm EDT
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