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Army: PTSD treatable; some diagnosed return to war

Tags: PTSD , DoD , Army , John McHugh ,

Friday - 03/23/2012, 03:03pm EDT

Army systems leave soldiers vulnerable to late, inaccurate pay

The Government Accountability Office says that even while the Army has made some strides toward improving its pay practices, the service is a long way off from the kind of data integrity independent experts would need to see in order to green light the systems as audit-ready.

Tags: DoD , Army , management , financial management , audit readiness , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , pay and benefits , workforce , GAO , Asif Khan , Kirk Zechinni , IPPS-A , Jeanne Brooks , James Watkins , DFAS , DMDC , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:37am EDT
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Committee approves House budget plan

The House Budget Committee approved a Republican proposal that calls for shrinking U.S. deficits to $3.1 trillion over the coming decade. The budget bill also calls for a 10 percent reduction of the federal workforce, an extension of the federal pay freeze and an increase of federal employees' contributions to their pension plans.

Tags: budget , House , House Budget Committee , workforce , retirement , Paul Ryan , DoD , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:44am EDT

Senate passes small business investment bill

Tags: Senate , small business , SEC

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 04:30pm EDT

Low morale at DHS is 'referendum on leadership'

Strong leadership is key to boosting employee morale at the Homeland Security Department, according to testimony today before aHouse Homeland Security subcommittee.

Tags: DHS , Janet Napolitano , Partnership for Public Service , Max Stier , Michael McCaul , House Oversight Committee , Catherine Emerson , morale

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 03:32pm EDT

Senator's opposition kills BRAC request

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voiced her opposition Wednesday to the Defense Department's latest BRAC request, effectively killing the measure.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , BRAC , DoD , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 11:47am EDT

House GOP budget blueprint repeat of last year

The House Republican response to President Obama's fiscal 2013 budget is similar to last year's, which caused a "political firestorm" for its proposed changes to Medicare, said The Hill staff writer Erik Wasson.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill ,

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 11:42am EDT
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GOP Medicare plan borrows from and repeals Obama's

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the top GOP budget writer, borrowed the idea of insurance exchanges, a big pooled marketplace, from the health care law enacted in Massachusetts when GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was governor. Ryan wants to set one up for Medicare.

Tags: retirement , Medicare , Congressional Budget Office , budget , Paul Ryan , House , Medicaid

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 03:50am EDT

USPS supporter in Senate criticizes postmaster general

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a staunch USPS supporter, takes Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to task for pursuing a plan to close thousands of postal facilities in order to save $7.1 billion annually.

Tags: USPS , Postal Service , Susan Collins , Patrick Donahoe , Senate , Jason Miller , Joe Lieberman , Tom Carper

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 07:27am EDT
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