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CATO: DoD may escape deep budget cuts

Research from the Cato Institute says that the new Republicans in Congress are not challenging defense spending.

Tags: Benjamin Friedman , Cato Institute , DoD Report , budget , age of austerity , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:47pm EST
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Climate battle brews on the Hill

Two bills aimed at the EPA are in the Senate, but whether they create momentum or reveal a divide aren't clear. The Hill's Ben Geman explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , EPA , Ben Geman , The Hill

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 10:32am EST
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Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Tags: DoD , Contracting , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , Charles Schumer , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST
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Congressional security & protective intelligence

Fred Burton, a former Special Agent with the Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service, joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion on congressional security.
January 28, 2011

Tags: Fred Burton , Stratfor , State , security , Gabrielle Giffords

Friday - 01/28/2011, 03:44pm EST
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Cybersecurity bills hit Congress

The first of what should be a slew of bills aimed at safeguarding government IT has been introduced.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 01/28/2011, 09:30am EST

Air Force ‘impressed' with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

Tags: DoD , Contracting , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Federal freeze to send SES running?

Feds have many questions about what Congress and President Barack Obama have in store for them in the years ahead. Federal Times experts Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly, and Carol Bonosaro, Senior Executive Association President, join Mike Causey to discuss these issues.

Tags: pay freeze , retirement , FEHBP , Carol Bonosaro , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Federal Times ,

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 05:45pm EST
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Budget work about to hit Congress

Congress is about to be confronted with the reality of funding your agency at new, theoretical levels. For how that might happen, we get details from The Hill's Bob Cusack.

Tags: Federal Drive , FY 2011 , budget , The Hill , Bob Cusack , management , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 10:31am EST
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Congress asks Gates to halt terminations

"Our immediate concern is that the Defense Department will take precipitous action in the near term that would undercut Congress' ability to pass judgment on the recommendations," according to the letter obtained by National Journal Daily.

Tags: federal daily , DoD Report , Robert Gates , pentagon , EFV , SLAMRAAM

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 08:40am EST

Homeland Security subcommittee heads announced

Subcommittee chairmen and ranking members were announced for the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Tags: Homeland Security Committee , House of Representatives , DoD

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:08pm EST
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