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Cyber reform axed from defense spending bill

Gov Info Security reports that measures to create an Office of Cyber were eliminated from the defense spending bill.

Tags: cyberersecurity update , technology , Dorobek Insider , Gov Info Security , White House , Defense Authorization Bill , DoD

Friday - 12/17/2010, 03:01pm EST

Congress, Pay Freeze, Budget Cuts and More

Federal workforce issues have become a hot topic on Capitol Hill. Host Bill Bransford talks the good, the bad, and the ugly with Dan Adcock of NARFE and Jessica Klement of FMA.
December 17, 2010

Tags: pay freeze , pay debate , budget , telework , whistleblowers , Bill Bransford , Jessica Klement , Dan Adcock , NARFE , FMA , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/17/2010, 01:10pm EST
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Transit subsidy, Social Security tax break becomes law

The President is expected to sign into law Friday the sweeping bipartisan tax package that includes a tax break for social security and a continuation of the public transit benefit.

Tags: taxes , Social Security , pay and benefits , transit subsidy , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , Associated Press , budget

Friday - 12/17/2010, 12:01pm EST

The Wisdom of Congress (this won't take long)

Our founding fathers set age limits for serving in Congress and the White House. Imagine how things would have turned out if they had required an IQ test for politicians. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the current Congress is an example of how not to do things.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 12/17/2010, 04:00am EST

DoD to streamline IT acquisition

A Congressionally-mandated report issued by the Defense Department finds the acquisition and budget processes being used for IT were designed for major weapons systems - not 21st century computer systems. The recommendations would let DoD keep pace with rapid developments in the IT marketplace.

Tags: contracting , technology , DoD , OMB , William Lynn , IT acquisition , agile development , budget , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 02:12pm EST

Pay freeze, funding questions answered as end of year approaches

Questions about agency funding, pay freezes, and benefits are answered for feds as the end of the year approaches.

Tags: pay freeze , pay and benefits , pay debate , budget , DADT , furlough , transit subsidy , omnibus , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 01:27pm EST

Senate gets a last pass at 'don't ask, don't tell'

For the second time this year the House voted to dismantle the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, giving the Senate a final shot in the waning days of this Congress at changing a law requiring thousands of uniformed gays to hide their sexual identity.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DADT , Pentagon , Don't Ask Don't Tell

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 08:40am EST

Defense Authorization Act failiure could hurt veterans

Tim Embree, an Iraq veteran and a legislative associate of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, explained the ramifications for vets if the defense spending act does not pass Congress.

Tags: Tim Embree , Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , Defense Authorization Bill , budget , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:26pm EST
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Will the tires go flat on the omnibus?

Whatever happens, it has to happen before 12:01 am Sunday! The Hill's Bob Cusack breaks it all down for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , omnibus , agency funding , pay freeze , pay debate , Bob Cusack , The Hill , continuing resolution

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 10:31am EST
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