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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress has repeatedly tried to eliminate the problem of defense acquisition programs that cost more than they're supposed to and take too long to deliver. After several decades of attempts, it might be time to admit that lawmakers can't solve all of the Pentagon's purchasing problems. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu explains.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DoD , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Pentagon , In Depth

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 10:15am EDT
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What has Congress done for you lately?

Jessica Klement, legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association, joins host Mike Causey for a look at how members of Congress voted on legislation that matters to feds.
October 15, 2014

Tags: Jessica Klement , NARFE , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Andy Medici

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 11:57am EDT

2015: New year, old threats

Feds won't need to consult tea leaves or gaze into a crystal ball to see what Congress congress has in store for them next year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it will be the same old, same old again.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , cost of living , Mike Causeys Federal Report

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

Next month, 399 representatives and 28 senators seek re-election. That means federal employees can oversee and grade the people who oversee and grade their agencies. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association releases its annual scorecard in time for the election. It keeps tabs on the 113th Congress and how it votes on key legislation affecting federal employees. Jessica Klement, legislative director of NARFE, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of those key votes.

Tags: Jessica Klement , NARFE , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 04:06pm EDT
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Acquisition Legislation Timeline

The practices and procedures for how the federal government procures goods and services did not happen overnight. They were established by multiple pieces of legislation over many decades.

Tags: acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 03:51am EDT

IRS Commissioner pushes Congress for mass-transit decision

In a letter to leaders in the House and Senate tax commitees, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reminded Congress of the importance to make a firm decision on whether to extend a mass-transit subsidy before November.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , transit subsidy , Ron Wyden , Orrin Hatch , Dave Camp , Sander Levin , workforce , Jory Heckman , benefits

Friday - 10/10/2014, 11:36am EDT

White House now thinks smaller is better for cyber bills

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said the administration believes getting cyber legislation through Congress on small pieces is more likely to be successful than in one comprehensive bill. Legislation to update FISMA, to improve information sharing and to expand the workforce all have garnered bi-partisan support.

Tags: Michael Daniel , Tom Carper , technology , White House , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Frank Cilluffo , The Homeland Security Policy Institute , cybersecurity , workforce , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/10/2014, 04:19am EDT

Lawmakers consider changes to Secret Service

Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and breaking up its mission.

Tags: Secret Service , DHS , Elijah Cummings , Jason Chaffetz , Dan Emmett

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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