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GSA employees under IG investigation received $1.1M in bonuses

A congressional investigation has revealed that $1.1 million in bonuses were awarded to 84 employees of the General Services Administration while the inspector general was probing these individuals for wrongdoing or misconduct.

Tags: GSA , Claire McCaskill , Shakeup at GSA , pay and benefits , Senate

Monday - 06/04/2012, 12:36pm EDT

House passes VA, DoD civilian pay freeze

The House passed a veterans funding bill Thursday that includes extends the pay freeze another year for civilian employees of the the Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Barack Obama , House , VA , DoD , Beth Moten

Friday - 06/01/2012, 02:36pm EDT

Feds Depending On Invisible Friends

When you were little, you may have had an invisible friend, maybe a pet, a pretend brother or sister who loved you unconditionally or a superhero who defended you against bullies and monsters. Now that you are a grown-up federal worker you've graduated to new friends: invisible politicians.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 04:04pm EDT

House passes veterans funding bill

Tags: VA , veterans , House , health care

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:25pm EDT

House votes to outspend White House on spy bill

The House voted to give the intelligence community a few billion dollars more Thursday than the White House wanted for next year's budget _ a price tag that covers the range of intelligence needs from the CIA to the high-tech satellites that spied on Osama bin Laden's compound.

The White House registered its objection before the vote, but did not threaten to veto the bill, which the House passed 386-28.

Tags: intelligence , House , budget , NSA

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 06:11pm EDT

DoD lectures Congress on budget 'rules of the game'

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter said for every dollar lawmakers add to the military's budget or for every program they continue that the Pentagon wants to cancel, it requires cuts elsewhere. He also called sequestration irrational and said DoD is not planning for it.

Tags: DoD , budget , Acquisition , TRICARE , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , Mackenzie Eaglen , sequestration , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Schmidt leaving government in a much different cyber place

In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, White House Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt said a majority of the senior leaders in government understand the importance of securing agency, contractor and critical infrastructure systems. He said among his office's biggest accomplishments is moving the day-to-day cyber authority of federal civilian networks to DHS. Michael Daniel will replace Schmidt, whose last day is in early June.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , people , White House , Michael Daniel , cybersecurity , CyberStat , Cyberscope , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:28am EDT
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House OKs FDA bill to increase inspections, fees

The Food and Drug Administration would have more power to catch tainted pharmaceuticals manufactured overseas before they enter the U.S. market under legislation passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

Tags: FDA , USDA , House , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 07:49am EDT

White House issues veto threat on veterans bill

The White House is warning that President Barack Obama will veto a widely popular House spending bill for veterans' programs and construction projects at military bases.

Tags: President Barack Obama , House , veterans , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:52pm EDT

White House, DHS, Commerce release cyber 'code of conduct'

The Industry Botnet Group coordinated by the White House Cybersecurity Office and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security has posted nine principles, including coordination of cyber responsibilities across sectors and reporting lessons learned.

Tags: Howard Schmidt , White House , DHS , Janet Napolitano , Commerce , NIST , botnet , cybersecurity , technology , Patrick Gallagher

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 04:40pm EDT
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