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Congress amps up Federal Acquisition Institute's horsepower

As part of the Defense Authorization bill, lawmakers approve the FAI Improvement Act. The provision reaffirms the organization's role to oversee and train the civilian acquisition workforce. It also gives OFPP more oversight over the funding and development of procurement education.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , Dan Gordon , Susan Collins , Gerry Connolly , Federal Acquisition Institute Improvement Act , Federal Acquisition Institute , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , training , 2012 Defense Authorization bill , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:01am EST
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Analysis: Feds in the crosshairs...once again

Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis discusses congressional gridlock over the budget and the payroll tax cut extension, and the potential fallout that federal employees may face.

Tags: Tom Davis , Federal Drive , Deloitte and Touche , payroll tax cut

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 11:39am EST
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Hill update: Omnibus spending bill, payroll stalemate

Erik Wasson is a staff writer with The Hill.

Tags: The Hill , Erik Wasson , Federal Drive , budget

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 11:03am EST
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DoD to revamp investment review boards

Congress is telling the Defense Department to take a new look at the way it makes decisions about buying big business systems. DoD's deputy chief management officer will take the lead in this effort.

Tags: DoD , management , Elizabeth McGrath , Business process reengineering , investment review boards , DoD strategic management plan , DIMHRS , DoD budget , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , Defense Authorization Bill , oversight

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:12am EST
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Congress trims funds for high-tech surveillance

Congress is putting the spy world on a diet by trimming back planned growth in staff and high-tech surveillance programs.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology ,

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 07:49am EST

Pay remains at 2010 levels but some lawmakers seek deeper freeze

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss new ways federal pay and benefits could be on the chopping block.

Tags: pay and benefits , Tom Shoop , In Depth , Francis Rose , pay freeze

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:52pm EST
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Uncertainty remains about federal pay, benefits in payroll tax cut bill

The House has blocked the Senate's version of a two-month payroll tax cut extension.

Tags: pay and benefits , payroll tax cut , FERS , retirement ,

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:21am EST

President signs fallen flags for feds bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill Tuesday authorizing federal agencies to present an American flag to the families of federal employees killed in the line of duty.

Tags: workforce , House , Senate , Civilian Service Recognition Act , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 05:38pm EST

NARFE concerned with provisions in House payroll tax cut bill

Julie Tagen, legislative director for the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, told Federal News Radio that certain provisions in the bill would affect federal employees.

Tags: Julie Tagen , NARFE , payroll tax cut , House , Senate , retirement , FERS , Social Security , CSRS

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:17am EST
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