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Deficit plan to target fed pay, benefits?

Federal Times editor Steve Watkins joins host Mike Causey to talk about what's next for federal workers and retirees.
April 13, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , shutdown , American Federation of Government Employees , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Mike Causey , Your Turn , federal budget

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 09:36pm EDT
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Oversight committee passes bills targeting tax delinquent feds, contractors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed two bills on Wednesday that prohibit a person with "seriously delinquent tax debt" from being a federal employee or contractor.

Tags: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Darrell Issa , taxes , IRS , contracting , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:48pm EDT

Debt ceiling debate may turn ugly

Democrats are urging Republicans not to jeopardize the economy. Republicans have said any bill to raise the debt limit must be paired with significant spending cuts. The Hill's Erik Wasson says they're all getting edgy.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt ceiling , The Hill , Erik Wasson

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Most people won't notice these big budget cuts

It's touted as the biggest one-time rollback of domestic spending ever, but most folks will be hard-pressed to notice.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 09:24pm EDT

Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , David McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , TechStat , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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DoD doesn’t rule out commercial cloud vendors

When it comes to using the cloud, Defense Department chief information officer Teri Takai says a private cloud will help her department achieve the highest level of security. But she didn’t rule out using commercial cloud services completely. During a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities hearing last week, NextGov reports Takai [...]

Tags: cloud computing , DoD , Teri Takai

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT

Senate bill to require federal manager training

A bill introduced Tuesday in the Senate would require training for federal managers.

Tags: Federal Supervisor Training Act , Daniel Akaka , management , training , Senate , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:29pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , defense , DHS , TSA , EPA , NIH , HHS , czars , DoJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Obama prevents budget cuts to favorite programs

Tags: budget , Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 06:25am EDT

Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , Sheldon Whitehouse , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DHS , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT
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