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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

Bin Laden now a topic on Capitol Hill

John Bennett, senior defense reporter for The Hill newspaper, told Federal News Radio how the recent news about bin Laden might play into some upcoming hearings on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , John Bennett , The Hill

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:27pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC gains Hill support

The Obama administration Wednesday sent lawmakers a proposed bill that would create an independent commission to dispose of thousands of pieces of federal property that agencies have designated as excess. The administration also posted online a map showing the locations of more than 7,000 of the properties.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Danny Werfel , Jeff Denham , Tom Carper , OMB , BRAC , budget , excess property , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:16am EDT
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How contractors are affected by bin Laden's death

Jim McAleese is a defense contracting expert and founder of McAleese and Associates. He talked with Federal News Radio about how bin Laden has affected our national debt and how his death is being received by government defense contractors.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , Jim McAleese , DoD , contracting , McAleese and Associates , Suzanne Kubota , 2012 budget ,

Monday - 05/02/2011, 10:36am EDT
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Lawmakers call for review of DoD improper payments

Thirteen lawmakers sent a letter to DoD urging greater efforts to eliminate improper payments.

Tags: DoD , improper payments , Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act , Tom Carper , Jolie Lee

Friday - 04/29/2011, 04:38pm EDT

Estate planning and more

Host Mike Causey is joined by estate planner Tom O'Rourke to discuss what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order. Also, Federal Times reporter Steve Losey gives us an update on a couple of bills making their way through Congress.
April 27, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , estate planning , Tom O' Rourke , IRS , Federal Times , pay freeze , federal workforce , Your Turn , Mike Causey , budget , Steve Losey

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 11:02pm EDT
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Congress returns to budget question marks

Congress returns next week facing two urgent fiscal questions: What to do about raising the federal government's borrowing threshold and how to pass a budget for the next fiscal year that honors the fiscal austerity of the current political moment?

Tags: budget , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 04:17pm EDT
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Shrinking budgets may be a blessing for DoD IT

In the Defense department, the goal of consolidating tens of thousands of IT systems and networks into a more manageable structure is not exactly new. But some leaders in the department think with new budget pressures in play, they'll be able to make some serious progress.

Tags: DoD , technology , budget , Teri Takai , Rob Carey , data center consolidation , enterprise IT , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/25/2011, 07:28am EDT
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Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Army , Mark Center , inspector general , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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