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Concern over budget cut effect on elite forces

Deep budget cuts would hurt special operations forces and make it difficult to meet demands for those units on missions beyond the current war zones, the commander of the military's elite troops told Congress on Thursday.

Tags: William McRaven , DoD , elite forces , budget , In Depth , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - Sept. 23

On today's Federal Drive: OPM releases the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey, Democratic senators are examining G.I. Bill education benefits that flow to for-profit colleges and the House passes a continuing resolution that Senate Democrats have vowed to vote down.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , OPM , GI Bill , CR

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:04am EDT

GOP's top investigator targeted by critics

Rep. Darrell Issa is finding himself in the spotlight as a target as well as the Republicans' chief inquisitor in investigations of the Obama administration, which are producing potential GOP campaign issues for 2012.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , transparency , Associated Press

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 10:58am EDT

Senate committee clears Carter nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.

Tags: Ashton Carter , DoD , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 22

On today's Federal Drive: The House fails to pass a continuing resolution, a Senate subcommittee approves a DHS hiring freeze and the Air Force is offering some 6,000 civilian buyouts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , House , Senate , DHS , Air Force , buyouts

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 08:53am EDT

What's next for the U.S. Postal Service?

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Sean Reilly will talk about the future of the U.S. postal service, and NARFE legislative director Daniel Adcock will discuss the changes that Congress wants to make to your retirement benefits.
September 21, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , US Postal Service , daniel adcock , NARFE , retirement benefits , health care , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 10:12pm EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 21

On today's Federal Drive: Talk of government shutdown has ratcheted up as lawmakers squabble over a CR, federal information sharing efforts have taken off and the House prepares to square off over various proposals to reform the Postal Service.

Tags: budget , House , Senate , NASA , information sharing , USPS , HSPD-12

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 08:24am EDT

Praying For A Pay Freeze?

Things are looking pretty bad for federal workers and retirees. How bad, you ask? So bad, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, that the best thing that could happen to you would be yet another pay freeze.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , supercommittee , budget ,

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 02:05am EDT

Aerospace industry heading for layoffs?

Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association a former FAA administrator, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what aerospace contractors should keep their eyes open for.

Tags: AIA , Marion Blakey , DoD , budget ,

Monday - 09/19/2011, 10:43am EDT
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