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5 reasons AFGE is hopeful about the Republican Congress

"Those we can't sweet talk, we're going to work like hell to vote out of office," said AFGE President J. David Cox. But it may not get to that.

Tags: AFGE , J David Cox , unions , Rob Wittman , lobbying , Emily Kopp , labor unions

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:07pm EST

Work: DoD needs funding boost, but fixing readiness will take years

The military services say they've made some progress against the readiness levels they lost when sequestration first struck in 2013. The Pentagon's second- ranking official said Tuesday that momentum needs to be maintained, but DoD's challenges are as much about time as about money.

Tags: DoD , budget , Readiness , acquisition , Robert Work , AFCEA , management , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:17am EST

From Congress to consumer safety, Buerkle describes recipe for success

Anne Marie Buerkle is a current commissioner at the Consumer Product Safety Commission and a former New York congresswoman. She sat down with Women of Washington Hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss her path to Capitol Hill and what she's found since her arrival in DC.

Tags: Ann Marie Buerkle , CPSC , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , leadership , management

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 11:16am EST

How bad would a shutdown be for DHS?

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will run out February 28 unless Congress acts fast. Just how bad would a shutdown be for DHS? Former Homeland Security HR exec Jeff Neal offers his inside take.

Tags: Jeff Neal , budget , DHS , commentary , workforce , management , government shutdown

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:01am EST

Fifty shades of blue, purple and red

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has got his crayons out as he tries to make sense of the political map based on how federal employees vote.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , Mike Causey ,

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 03:00am EST

Unions gather troops for battle over pay, sequestration

AFGE and NTEU -- the two biggest labor unions in the federal government -- bring members to Washington to persuade Republican lawmakers to support a pay raise and repeal sequestration.

Tags: AFGE , J. David Cox , labor unions , NTEU , lobbying , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 03:12pm EST

Contracting Commandment No. 6: Thou shalt avoid political intervention

Be very wary of involving a member of Congress in your contracting affairs with an agency, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , acquisition , contracting , congressional

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 03:29am EST

Bull today, steer tomorrow: More painful methods of reform

Members of the Senior Executives Service take heed: Not all reforms are bad, painful or even likely to occur, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , SES , management , workforce

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 03:00am EST

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

If Congress can't put together a spending plan for the Homeland Security Department by the end of the month, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson says he may have to furlough 30,000 employees. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the current budget progress on Capitol Hill.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , Jeh Johnson , DHS , furloughs , workforce , In Depth ,

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:43pm EST
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