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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Tags: Federal Drive , management , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jeff Denham

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:55pm EDT
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White House cyber proposal boosts DHS role

The White House is proposing cybersecurity legislation that gives the Department of Homeland Security oversight of federal civilian networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Barack Obama , White House , technology , Jolie Lee ,

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:24pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Tags: Federal Drive , management , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jeff Denham

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:40am EDT
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Bill would cut $5B in duplicative federal spending

Two senators propose a bill that would cut $5 billion in duplicative and overlapping government programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , duplicative program , wasteful spending , GAO , Barack Obama , Senate , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:08pm EDT

Gang of Six "running out of steam"

Budget wrangling continues on Capitol Hill. The Hill newspaper's Erik Wasson brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Erik Wasson , The Hill , Gang of Six ,

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Survey: Feds anxiety over BRAC high

Federal News Radio conducted an online survey about how the changes to DoD's structure and facilities is affecting federal employees. Respondents expressed frustration over planning, concern over traffic, and doubt about whether moving offices will improve how they meet their mission.

Tags: BRAC Impact , BRAC , telework , collaboration , Ft. Meade , Jason Miller , DoD , DISA ,

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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HASC leaders at odds over TRICARE hike

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he will include language implementing the Defense Department's request to increase insurance fees for military retirees. That position is at odds with the panel's subcommittee on military personnel, which on Wednesday unanimously approved language which would prohibit the increase.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Robert Hale , Joe Wilson , Buck McKeon , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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The High-5 Monster Under Feds' Beds

Even the most rational, self-controlled federal and postal workers sometimes have nightmares about their jobs. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says chief among them is the fear that Uncle Sam is going to change the rules, drastically reducing lifetime retirement payments.

Tags: retirement , high 5 , high 3 , COLA , benefits , pay and benefits , Mike Causey

Friday - 05/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Tags: Air Force , Army , cloud computing , DISA , email as a service , House Armed Services Committee , Navy

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT
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