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Analysis: Budget 'rules of the road' needed

John Kamensky, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government and an associate partner at IBM's Global Business Services, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss new ways of dealing with budget problems.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth , Francis Rose , budget ,

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:56pm EST
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Pentagon can now go on cyber offensive

Defense Appropriations Bill signed by President Obama gives the Defense Department the ability to conduct cyber attacks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , Barack Obama , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 07:52am EST

Pentagon adds one more chair in Joint Chiefs' 'Tank'

As the result of a successful effort to add the chairman of the National Guard Bureau to the membership of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the Guard's top officer, becomes the seventh member on the panel.

Tags: DoD , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Craig McKinley , James Winnefeld , Gus Hargett , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 05:11am EST
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Rep. Walsh: Eliminating wasteful software licenses 'simple' way to save

An amendment to the 2012 Homeland Security Department's authorization bill would require the DHS CIO to tighten spending on and better inventory the software licenses the department purchases. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who introduced the amendment, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his proposal.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Joe Walsh , DHS , IT , technology , House , House Homeland Security Committee

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 09:36pm EST
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Obama bypasses Senate to fill labor board posts

President Barack Obama recess-appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, bypassing fierce opposition from Republicans who claim the agency has leaned too far in favor of unions.

Tags: Senate , DOL , NLRB , Sharon Black , Terence Flynn , Richard Griffin

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:04pm EST

January jumpers: Why some feds are retiring now

When they take the plunge into retirement, about half of all federal and postal workers do it in December or January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So is that a quirk of the calendar, or something else.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , hiring , retirement , benefits

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 02:00am EST

Obama signs pipeline safety, airport security laws

Military personnel and accompanying family members will now enjoy expedited screening at airports, thanks to new law signed by President Obama.

Tags: TSA , DoD , airport screening , Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 05:19pm EST

Survivor: Endangered feds

For most of 2011, it looked as if federal workers were about to be bent, folded, stapled or otherwise mutilated by politicians. After the dust settled, the government is still with us. How come?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 02:00am EST

2012 funding levels: Agency-by-agency breakdown

After weeks of congressional negotiation and outright quarreling, a deal has emerged to provide 2012 funding for government operations. Follow the 2012 spending levels that came out of the latest funding fracas. Agency-by agency, track what's getting cut and where.

Tags: budget , Senate , House , continuing resolution

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:42pm EST

2011 a year of congressional showdowns

The year can be summed up by a trio of showdowns, said Peter Schroeder, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. The near-government shutdown in April, the August debt ceiling showdown and the last-minute wrangling over the payroll tax cut.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , Peter Schroeder , The Hill , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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