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Senate unanimously passes Hatch Act update

On Friday, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill updating the Hatch Act, the law that restricts the political activities of federal employees.

Tags: Hatch Act , Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 , Senate , Congress , Daniel Akaka , Joe Lieberman , workforce , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:55am EST

Unions, watchdog groups renew call for capping 'exorbitant' contractor salaries

A collection of federal unions and watchdogs groups wrote to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee urging support for a law capping taxpayer-funded contracting compensation costs at $230, 700 the maximum salary earned by the highest-paid federal employees.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , contractor pay cap , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , AFGE , NTEU , POGO , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 06:05pm EDT

Sailors await resolution in prostitution scandal

U.S. Southern Command says the investigation surrounding the two sailors is still going on, but a lawyer for one of the sailors says it shouldn't take this long to reach a decision. Charges were read against all the other military members allegedly involved two months ago.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Secret Service , Senate Armed Services Committee

Monday - 10/01/2012, 06:08pm EDT

McCain opens door to revenue increases to avoid sequestration

The top Republican on the Armed Services committee signaled Thursday that there's room for compromise toward a deal to avoid automatic budget cuts at the end of this year. But not everyone's sure the negative effects of sequestration can be avoided, or even that Congress would reach a deal.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Congress , budget , management , DoD , sequestration , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Senators ask DoD to consider debarment for P&WC

Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Defense Secretary Panetta and Secretary of State Clinton asking them to consider further actions against contractor Pratt & Whitney Canada. P&WC pleaded guilty in June to illegally exporting military software to China.

Tags: Pratt & Whitney , United Technologies , John McCain , Leon Panetta , Hillary Rodham Clinton , DoD , State Department , Congress , China , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:39am EDT

Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Service Committee , National Defense Authorization Act , Air Force , Air National Guard , National Guard , John McCain , Pat Leahy , Harry Wyatt , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Army lab to develop energy-saving technology

Officials said energy research is necessary to save money over the long term and to keep soldiers safe. U.S. fuel convoys, for example, have been targets for attack in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tags: DoD , Army , Raymond Mason , technology , research and development

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 08:25pm EDT

Sequestration may hit defense industry harder than troops

Sequestration would kill hundreds of thousands of defense industry jobs, the Pentagon warns. Frank Kendall told senators during his nomination hearing to be the DoD acquisition chief that personnel accounts would be shielded so lower-tiered contractors would feel the brunt of cuts.

Tags: DoD , Congress , John McCain , industry , sequestration , Budget Control Act , defense industrial base , Frank Kendall , Heidi Shyu , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:33am EDT
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