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Causey on the likelihood of a federal furlough

WFED's Mike Causey responds to the introduction of a bill that mandates two weeks of furlough for federal employees.

Tags: Mike Coffman , furlough , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Dorobek Insider , congress , pay debate

Friday - 01/14/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Senators: Pentagon failed to disclose secret cyber activities

The Associated Press reports that DoD has not given full disclosure to its cyber warfare.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , congress , senators , secret activities , disclosure , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 03:32pm EST

Retiree groups wary of TRICARE proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said last week that he wants to increase health insurance premiums for working-age military retirees by a "modest" amount to take pressure off of DoD's ballooning health care budget. Groups that represent retirees say Gates' past proposals for TRICARE hikes have been anything but modest.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , congress , Robert Gates , budget , TRICARE , Military Officers Association of America , The Retired Enlisted Association , CSIS , Cathy Beasley , Deirdre Holleman , Maren Leed , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 01:51pm EST
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What will happen to feds in 2011?

This week's show is all about you - the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress?
January 12, 2011

Tags: Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Andrew Tilghman , Federal Times , Your Turn , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay freeze , government shutdown , congress , deficit reduction commission , furlough , Jolie Lee , management , contracting

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 11:48am EST
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Arizona shooting affects happenings on the hill

The tragic shooting in Arizona has affected the happenings on the hill, from canceled votes to security discussions. We hear from the Hill newspaper about the latest going on at the Capitol.

Tags: federal 401kl drive , Bridget Johnson , The Hill , Arizona Shooting , congress , Congressional Spotlight

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 11:08am EST
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Fixing FPS gets another shot

Are changes coming to the federal protective service? We'll hear from Mississippi representative Bennie Thompson who says that change MUST happen, and soon.

Tags: congress , Congressional Spotlight , Bennie Thompson , Federal Protective Service , Mike Causey , legislation , Federal Drive , FPS , DHS , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:36am EST
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DoD mandates use of online tools for cost estimates

Beginning in February, all Defense Department components will be required to use new online tools to generate cost estimates for "any new proposal or initiative, large or small." Secretary Robert Gates in a memo urged DoD employees to start using the online tools now.

Tags: management , DoD , congress , Robert Gates , Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation , defense spending , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/10/2011, 07:29pm EST

New consumer agency will have DoD component

The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will include an office dedicated to helping members of the armed forces. It will be led by Holly Petraeus, wife of the commander of forces in Afghanistan.

Tags: management , DoD , congress , CFPA , Elizabeth Warren , Holly Petraeus , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/10/2011, 05:40pm EST

Operating costs will eat into DoD efficiency savings

While each of the military services will have access to money freed up by Defense Secretary Robert's Gates efficiency initiative, they will not be able to use it all on new capabilities as he originally intended.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , budget , congress , pay and benefits , Mike Mullen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/10/2011, 11:07am EST
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Obama signs Defense authorization bill

Despite what he called 'strong objections' to limitations in the bill on the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees, President Obama on Friday signed the 2011 defense authorization bill

Tags: DoD , congress , Barack Obama , Defense Authorization Bill , Guantanamo Bay , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:39pm EST
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