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Carter opens door to more DoD civilian job cuts

Ashton Carter, the new Defense secretary, told lawmakers this week that most of DoD's civilian workforce is performing mission-critical functions. But large budgets over the past decade have let the department do a lot of hiring without much thought toward cutting outdated positions, he said.

Tags: DoD , Workforce , Sequestration , Ashton Carter , Deborah Lee James , Mark Welsh , House Appropriations Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 04:42am EST
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Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio)

Congress is renewing its push for more oversight of a controversial agency. Two House members introduced the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Inspector General Act of 2015. It's a bipartisan effort, sponsored by Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio). The bill would create an independent Inspector General position at the CFPB. Stivers joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the bill.

Tags: Steve Stivers , House , CFPB , Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection , Tim Walz , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 09:31am EST
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2016 budget aims to 'arrest' deterioration in military facilities

Nearly a quarter of the military's facilities are rated as in "poor" condition; another 7 percent are failing. Officials say their 2016 budget would begin to dig out of billions of dollars in backlogged maintenance needs.

Tags: DoD , Facilities , Sequestration , Budget Control Act , John Conger , Miranda Ballentine , Katherine Hammack , Dennis McGinn , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 08:51am EST
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Tags: House , budget , DHS

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 11:10am EST

Bipartisan House bill challenges DoD travel cuts

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are fighting back against the Pentagon's cost-cutting plan for employees who travel for work.

Tags: DoD , Derek Kilmer , Walter Jones , NFFE , AFGE

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 11:24am EST

OMB turns up heat on agencies to implement smart ID cards for computer access

The OMB E-Gov Cyber unit will prioritize those agencies that have struggled to implement two-factor authentication for CyberStat reviews. Only 41 percent of federal civilian agencies are using HSPD-12 cards to log on to networks and computers.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , FISMA report , HSPD-12 , Trusted Internet Connections

Monday - 03/02/2015, 02:42pm EST

DHS issues shutdown guidance to its employees

While it's unclear whether Congress will approve another continuing resolution or full-year funding for the Homeland Security Department after this Friday, DHS has made plans in case of a lapse in funding.

Tags: DHS , shutdown , furloughs , budget , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:41pm EST

House backs bill to force VA execs to give back bonuses

The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , House

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:30am EST

S&M on Capitol Hill

Some would argue that Republicans and Democrats in Congress make it a habit of torturing each other. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey knows that they're really there to torture us.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , DHS , budget , Sequestration , shutdown

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 03:00am EST
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