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House cuts FDA budget by 12 percent

The House voted on a spending bill that will slash the Food and Drug Administration's budget by nearly 12 percent.

Tags: House , budget , USDA , FDA , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 07:22pm EDT

Innovative technologies fund gets slight boost

The bill includes $50 million for the General Services Administration's Office of Citizens and Innovative Technologies.

Tags: E-Gov , innovation , technology , transparency , GSA

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 06:42pm EDT

23 Redskins players complete players-run practice

Twenty-three Washington Redskins players finished their third set of players-run practices Thursday morning with the hopes that the 14-week-old NFL lockout will be over before they have to think about working out again without their coaches.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Michael Mullen , Senate Armed Services Committee , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Barbara Mikulski , BRAC , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 03:46pm EDT

Corruption in the ranks frustrates CBP

More than 125 U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges since 2004. We get details from The Hill's Jordy Yager

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , CBP , The Hill , Jordy Yager , corruption , Alan Bersin

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 10:31am EDT
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GAO to reaffirms right to hear task order protests

Even though the legislative authority expired in May, GAO determined it still can decide task order complaints because of the Competition in Contracting Act.

Tags: contracting , industry , Ralph White , GAO , GSA , DISA , Michael Golden , Pepper Hamilton , bid protest , task order protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 07:57am EDT
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Long term care plans offer variety for feds

Host Mike Causey is joined by Paul Forte and Beth O'Brien from Federal Long Term Care Partners and Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins to talk about long term care and an update on the bills that could impact feds.
June 15, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , federal workforce , Federal Times , Steve Losey , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Federal Long Term Care Partners , long term care , Paul Forte , Beth O'Brien

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 10:53pm EDT
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For-profit college funding rules hit feds too

New regulations would cut federal loans available to students, including federal employees, of some colleges. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities' Harris Miller explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Harris Miller , APSCU , policy

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 09:41am EDT
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Companies may have to report cyber breaches

A new bill would require companies to notify consumers and the government when personal information is exposed in a cyber attack.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Mary Bono Mack ,

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 08:30am EDT

Congress should measure twice, cut workforce once

For a long time now lawyers have been the dominant profession in the House and Senate. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe we could use some more doctors and carpenters who understand the measure-twice-cut-once rule.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , workforce , IRS , workforce reductions

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 02:01am EDT
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