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Pay Cuts & Security Clearances

Getting and keeping a security clearance is vital in a growing number of federal jobs. And useful when feds retire and go into the private sector. But are those all-important clearances going to be harder to get, and keep in the future? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , FERS , Steve Losey , Your Turn , Dan Adcock

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 04:00am EDT

Debt ceiling stalemate could lead to 'uncharted territory'

The White House has said it will keep calling meetings until there's a deal.

Tags: budget , debt reduction , Mike Lee , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , Jonathan Allen , Politico , In Depth , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT
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Feds As Little Red Riding Hood

Federal and postal workers and retirees are under so many attacks that many of them don't know which of the threats is real and which is most serious. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says a lot of people are worrying about something that probably won't happen while ignoring several bigger threats.

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

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:00am EDT

Obama challenges GOP to compromise on debt

Obama challenged Republicans to make the necessary compromises.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , debt ceiling , Associated Press

Monday - 07/11/2011, 03:23pm EDT
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Senate Democrat budget proposal slashes defense spending

A budget proposal from Senate Democrats cuts security spending by nearly $900 billion over 10 years, and reduces funding to domestic programs by $350 billion. The proposal by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)also contains $10 trillion in deficit reduction savings.

Tags: budget , deficit , deficit reduction , Pentagon , House , Senate , sen. kent conrad , The Hill

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:01am EDT

Sen. Murray: hiring veteran heroes necessary, smart

Unemployment by returning members of the military is too high. Senator Patty Murray is moving to change that.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , veterans , sen. patty murray , Senate Armed Services Committee , veterans unemployment , Patty Murray , DoD

Friday - 07/08/2011, 09:05am EDT
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Debt ceiling deadline: What Congress must do now

Stan Collender, a federal budget guru, gives his analysis of what must be done in the coming weeks.

Tags: budget , Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , debt ceiling , In Depth

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 05:43pm EDT
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Senators want progress report on real property disposal efforts

Senators Tom Carper and Rob Portman requested information from agencies on the number of excess and underutilized properties they currently own. The senators expect a progress report by July 25.

Tags: federal asset management , management , Tom Carper , Rob Portman , Senate , real property disposal , Courtney Thompson ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 05:33pm EDT

The GAO celebrates 90 years!

How will the GAO celebrate a big milestone? We hear from Comptroller General Gene Dodaro

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , Gene Dodaro , anniversary , managment , auditing ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:06pm EDT
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Debt limit countdown: Day-to-day costs to keep your agency open

Jay Powell is a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center and former Treasury undersecretary for President George H.W. Bush.

Tags: Bipartisan Policy Center , jay powell , budget , debt limit , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 05:36pm EDT
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