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DoD will be able to fight more than one war at a time

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little says the United States will still be able to conduct more than a single war at one time.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , George Little , budget

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:33am EST

Senate to debate cyber bills in early 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised to bring up comprehensive cybersecurity legislation early on in 2012. Last year, there were more than 50 bills introduced in Congress, but they received little attention.

Tags: Jacob Olcott , Good Harbor Consulting , cybersecurity , technology , Senate , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/06/2012, 09:53am EST
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DoD budget guidance aims for leaner, more agile military

The President and the Pentagon gave the rough outlines Thursday for how they plan to create a lean, but still effective military. Ground forces will shrink, capabilities in cyber, ISR, technology will grow.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Budget Control Act , sequestration , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Buck McKeon , Steny Hoyer , cybersecurity , ISR , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/06/2012, 05:21am EST
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What federal employees should look for in 2012

Amid the partisan wrangling, near shutdowns and crises averted 2011 saw serious proposals to reduce the federal workforce, rework its benefits and retirement structures and lock in stagnant pay rates for another year or two. Here's what to look for in 2012.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , John Palguta , NTEU , Partnership for Public Service , Julie Tagen , NARFE , OMB , sequestration , supercommittee , budget , pay and benefits , workforce , 2011 and Beyond , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 03:56pm EST

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
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