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Next two weeks crucial for agency budgets

Steve Bell, the senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide an update into how the supercommittee is coming along and what it all means for the federal budget and federal employees.

Tags: Bipartisan Policy Center , Steve Bell , budget , supercommittee , House , Senate , continuing resolution

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:19am EST
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House bill targets fraud and abuse in Medicare

Reps. John Carney (D-Del.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) introduced a bill today that aims to fight waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Tags: John Carney , Peter Roskam , Medicare , Medicaid , fraud , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , House , Senate , budget

Friday - 11/11/2011, 02:47pm EST

Are EHRs a cyber crime magnet?

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is also a medical doctor, said electronic health records could be a powerful magnet for cyber criminals, NextGov reports.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Tom Coburn , health IT , EHRs , Senate , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/11/2011, 10:19am EST

Senate approves resolution marking FEB 50th anniversary

The Senate Thursday approved a resolution marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Executive Boards. The resolution, which was sponsored by Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), commemorates the anniversary and notes the work played by the national communication network of the federal government.

Tags: FEB , OPM , workforce , Senate , Daniel Akaka , Daniel Inouye , Carl Levin , Scott Brown

Friday - 11/11/2011, 06:33am EST

Smoke-free federal buildings bill closes smoking loophole

A new bill, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) would ban smoking in and near all federal buildings, closing a loophole that exempted many federal buildings from a 2008 directive banning smoking. Previous anti-smoking directives applied only to buildings under GSA's custody.

Tags: House , Susan Davis , GSA , smoking ban , federal buildings

Friday - 11/11/2011, 08:23am EST

USDA yanks Christmas tree fees after criticism

The White House said Wednesday it was reversing its decision to approve an industry-sponsored Christmas tree promotion program after conservatives accused the Agriculture Department of spoiling Christmas with a new tree tax.

Tags: USDA , christmas trees , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 06:08pm EST

Automatic cuts would 'hollow out the military'

Alexander Bolton of The Hill discusses the status of potential cuts to federal spending that supercommitte is considering.

Tags: DoD , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Alexander Bolton , The Hill , supercommittee

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 10:25am EST
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Analysis: National Guard has 'earned seat' at Joint Chiefs of Staff table

Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the former adjutant general for the Tennessee National Guard, who now serves as the president of the National Guard Association of the United States joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why the National Guard should be included in the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate is set to take up the issue this week.

Tags: Senate , Joint Chiefs of Staff , National Guard , Martin Dempsey , Federal Drive , Gus Hargett , NGAUS

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 12:17pm EST
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Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tags: Senate , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder , DoJ , ATF , Darrell Issa , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Tags: supercommittee , management , budget , House , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Barack Obama , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , hiring , deficit , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT
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