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DoD nominee warns of 'draconian' cuts

Ashton Carter, the nominee to be the new deputy Defense secretary, said DoD will need to consider civilian employee furloughs, the abandonment of major weapons systems and a severe curtailing of military training if the sequestration envisioned by Congress as a budget-cutting forcing function takes effect.

Tags: DoD , contracting , acquisition , budget , sequestration , management , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:17am EDT
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Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that a 2008 law granting legal immunity for companies helping the National Security Agency with an email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional.

Tags: NSA , Electronic Frontier Foundation , intelligence , Justice Department , national security , AT&T , Sprint Nextel , Verizon , BellSouth , ACLU

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:57pm EST

Where's the WPA when we need it?

Commentator Barlow Herget says we should look to history for lessons on the current economic situation.

Tags: economy , budget , Franklin Roosevelt

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 04:59pm EDT

Nip and Tuck or Guillotine Time?

It's showtime for Congress, the White House and members of the federal family. Odds are, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, you are not going to like what you see and hear for the next couple of weeks.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , budget , debt ceiling , White House

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Bill protects military pay if government defaults

A new bill would protect military pay even if the government defaults because Congress doesn't authorize an increase to the government's debt ceiling. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who co-sponsored the Payment Reliability for our Obligations to Military and Investors to Secure Essential Stability, or PROMISES Act, discussed the bill with Federal News Radio.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , steve king , debt ceiling , military

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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Wrangling continues over debt ceiling, budget

Get the latest update on the contentious debt ceiling debate between lawmakers and the White House from The Hill staff writer Alexander Bolton.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , debt ceiling , Alexander Bolton , The Hill

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 10:31am EDT
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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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