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Analysis: Election-year politics likely to hamper congressional budget work

David Hawkings, the editor of the CQ-Roll Call Daily Briefing, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the congressional calendar, budget resolutions and the election-year politics that are sure to get in the way of lawmakers' work in passing agency budget.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , CQ Roll Call , David Hawkings , 2013 budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/27/2012, 08:09pm EST
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Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home

Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.

Tags: DoD , drones , FAA ,

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 10:30pm EST

Senate cyber bill draws Republican ire over process

Jenn Scholtes, who covers homeland security for CQ-Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the legislative wrangling over the Senate cybersecurity bill.

Tags: cybersecurity , Senate , John McCain , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jenn Scholtes

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:19pm EST
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Will insider-trading bill chill dialogue between contractors, government?

Talking to their federal customers is a critical part of a contractor's job. But under the STOCK Act short for Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge could make that more difficult. Trey Hodgkins, the senior vice president for National Security and Procurement Policy at TechAmerica, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the proposal.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , STOCK Act , Acquisition Reform Working Group , Tech America , Trey Hodgkins

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 06:08pm EST
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Obama signs payroll tax cut extension into law

The administration estimates that for a worker earning 50,000 a year, the tax holiday means $80 a month in extra take-home pay. For better-paid employees, the bonus could total $2,200 a year.

Tags: payroll tax , Barack Obama , pay and benefits , budget

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:18pm EST

Congressional offices receive mailed threats

Some congressional offices outside Washington and media organizations have received threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance that was tested and proved to be harmless, the FBI and the Senate's top law enforcement officer said Wednesday

Tags: Terrance Gainer , John Boehner , FBI

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:06pm EST

Your guide to the chamber of horrors

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

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

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Carper: USPS can take page from auto industry in fixing finances

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on federal financial management, told In Depth with Francis Rose the comparison between the Postal Service and Detroit auto-makers may seem "unlikely." But the plan that turned around the bailed-out auto industry could prevent having to bail out the Postal Service in the first place.

Tags: Senate , Tom Carper , USPS , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:15pm EST
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The worst is (probably) yet to come

Congress hit future federal workers with a new higher pension tax. For current workers, there is no change but that could have been a warning shot across the bow, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 02:00am EST

White House unveils new trade initiatives, website as first steps in agency overhaul

Just days after President Barack Obama officially asked Congress for the authority to consolidate federal agencies, the administration has announced interim steps it will take to promote business and trade. They include the launch of a website focused on making it easier for businesses particularly small ones to work with the government.

Tags: OMB , Commerce , SBA , management , Barack Obama , Steven VanRoekel , BusinessUSA.gov , federal reorganization , Lisa Brown , Michael Froman

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:05pm EST
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