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Lawmakers say counterfeits flood Pentagon supply

he leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are flooding the supply chain for the Pentagon.

Tags: Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate , DoD , counterfeit , industry , acquisition , China , Raytheon , L-3

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:25pm EST

Proposal to cut federal workforce raises concerns

Some call the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's approval of a 10 percent cut in the federal workforce is a political statement. Others worry it portends cuts in federal pay, benefits or jobs. Federal employees' groups have stepped up lobbying efforts.

Tags: Dennis Ross , Jim Cooper , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jessica Klement , FMA , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , workforce , Robert Tobias , American University , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:29am EST
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Working canines honored on Capitol Hill

Dogs that worked in Iraq and helped at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, receive first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Tags: Michael Hingson , House Veterans Affairs Committee , House of Representatives , DoD , Sept. 11 terrorist attacks , Pentagon , DoD Report

Monday - 11/07/2011, 08:32am EST

Top GOP senators press Pentagon on specific cuts

Top Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are pressing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to spell out the "devastating effects" to the military if a special bipartisan panel fails to produce a deficit-cutting plan and nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts kick in.

Tags: DoD , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Leon Panetta , Senate , budget , supercommittee , Senate Armed Services Committee

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:37pm EDT

DHS faces subpoena from House judiciary chairman

ouse Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith issued a subpoena Friday to force the Department of Homeland Security to turn over records about illegal immigrants identified but not detained or removed by federal authorities

Tags: Senate , illegal immigration , House Judiciary Committee , Lamar Smith

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:33pm EDT

IRS to offer buyouts, early retirements

IRS will offer buyouts to employees who do not deal directly with taxpayer services. It's possible that a second round of buyouts will be offered to a wider range of employees.

Tags: IRS , Doug Shulman , pay and benefits , buyouts , retirement , VERA , VSIP , budget

Friday - 11/04/2011, 03:14pm EDT
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Impact of a 10 percent fed workforce cut

Janet Kopenhaver is the Washington representative of Federally Employed Women.

Tags: Janet Kopenhaver , Federally Employed Women , In Depth , workforce , budget

Friday - 11/04/2011, 06:40pm EDT
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OMB's Lew says shutdown unlikely, no decision on longer pay freeze

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said he's optimistic Congress will keep the government running when the CR runs out later this month. But he said the administration is undecided about whether to extend the federal pay freeze. Lew said budget cuts are an opportunity for all agencies to get better.

Tags: management , Jacob Lew , OMB , budget , spending bills , Politico , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 01:56pm EDT
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House committee passes workforce reduction, whistleblower bills

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 3029, which would cut the workforce by 10 percent by September 2014.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Mick Mulvaney , OMB , OSC ,

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 06:21pm EDT

Agriculture appropriations first to go to conference committee

The conference committee is the first step in reconciling the House version of the appropriations bill with the Senate's.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , USDA , appropriations , continuing resolution , Steny Hoyer

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 09:45am EDT
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