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No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Tags: budget , OMB , Sequestration , discretionary spending , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST

VA seeks Army Corps of Engineers' help after construction failures

VA will seek at least $1.1 billion from Congress to rescue a Denver hospital project that was supposed to cost $600 million. The final price tag won't be known for several more months. VA also asked the Army Corps to conduct a complete examination of its major construction programs across the country.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Army Corps of Engineers , Veterans Health Administration , Contracting , Industry , Kiewit-Turner , Sloan Gibson , Lloyd Caldwell , House Veterans Affairs Committee , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:56am EST
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Gridlock and your pension package!

Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you're a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: congressional gridlock , CSRS , FERS , COLA , Social Security , retirement , TSP , FERS supplement , federal pensions

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:00am EST

Fearless forecast

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will predict what's ahead for federal workers and retirees in 2015.
January 21, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , USPS , pay raise , civil service reform , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 08:07pm EST
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New House Armed Services Committee chair vows DoD reform agenda, starting with acquisition

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says defense acquisition reform is an essential element of his agenda. But the approach will be slow and steady.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , Mac Thornberry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:48am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says defense procurement reform is near the top of his agenda for the new Congress -- but don't expect things to change overnight. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu says it's likely to be a multi-year affair.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:39pm EST
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Ash Carter may face 'rocky' confirmation hearing for Defense secretary

Despite bipartisan support and years of experience in the Defense Department, Ash Carter's confirmation hearing to be Defense secretary might not be smooth sailing.

Tags: Ashton Carter , DoD , Senate , John McCain , Nora Bensahel , Senate Armed Services Committee , people , American University , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 11:43am EST
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Beyond cyber, feds need to read between SOTU lines

President Barack Obama focused little on improving government management in his annual speech to Congress. Obama called on Congress to pass cyber legislation and said the administration will release a new report on surveillance and privacy safeguards.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , cybersecurity , infrastructure , trade promotion , Intelligence community , State of the Union , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:42am EST
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