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General briefs committee on F-22 safety fixes

A top Air Force General outlined steps taken to make sure jet pilots don't black out. Two whistleblower pilots recently said the F-22 oxygen delivery system was faulty, causing a condition known as hypoxia.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , F-22 , Federal Drive , Air Force , Janet Wolfenbarger , Senate Armed Services Committee ,

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 09:52am EDT

Jordan makes his case for being next OFPP administrator

Joe Jordan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee he would focus on three priorities if confirmed. He also backed away somewhat from the administration's stance on a cap on executive compensation. Jordan received support from the committee, and a vote on his nomination could come as early as next week.

Tags: Acquisition , acquisition policy , management , Joe Jordan , OFPP , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Dan Gordon , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 06:00pm EDT
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White House threatens veto of GOP budget bill

The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican budget bill that swaps cuts to domestic programs like food stamps for cuts scheduled to hit the Pentagon and domestic agencies alike in January.

Tags: Barack Obama , veto , budget

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 08:05pm EDT

Congressional committee considers criminal referral for TSA

House staff report suggests TSA delayed, misled congressional investigators about contents of Texas warehouse that holds security screening equipment.

Tags: DHS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Darrell Issa , David Nicholson , Jared Serbu , Acquisition , Contracting , oversight

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:20am EDT
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USPS to offer buyouts to 21,000 postmasters

As part of a cost-savings plan designed to halt the closings of rural postal facilities, the U.S. Postal Service said it would offer $20,000 buyout incentive payments to 21,000 full-time postmasters.

Tags: USPS , buyouts , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , House , Senate , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 08:44pm EDT

Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Tags: Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , David Venlet , Janet Wolfenbarger , Walter Skiller , F-35 Lighting II , Francis Rose , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Pray for political inertia

What if we elected a Congress that fought all the time, couldn't agree on anything and where Democrats could hardly stand to be in the same building as Republicans, and vice versa? Well, fortunately, for federal workers we may have done that, and it could save you from taking a major pay cut over the next five years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Feeral Report , House , pay and benefits , retirement , retirement contribution

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 02:00am EDT

Federal pension hike advances as part of House alternative to automatic cuts

A plan to avoid automatic cuts to discretionary federal spending, including the Defense Department's, advanced in the House, passing the budget committee and heading to the House floor for a vote later this week. Among the $300 billion in alternative cuts approved by the committee, in a 21-9 party-line vote, is a provision requiring federal employees to pay more for their retirement benefits.

Tags: House , budget , Sequestration , Paul Ryan , pay and benefits , retirement , Jack Moore

Monday - 05/07/2012, 09:11pm EDT

Military sexual assault survivors storm Capitol Hill

Ahead of the markup of the annual defense policy bill by key House committee, hundreds of survivors of military sexual assault take to the Capitol to demand change.

Tags: DoD , Service Women’s Action Network , sexual assault , Military justice , Leon Panetta , Bruce Braley , Mary Kay Hertog , Michael Wishnie , Sandra Park , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 11:17am EDT
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