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Law requires FEMA to streamline preparedness

Congressman Henry Cuellar's homeland security bill to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess the efficiency of homeland security grants is about to become law. He explains how it will work.

Tags: Federal Drive , Henry Cuellar , Congressional Spotlight , FEMA , performance management , management , DHS

Friday - 10/01/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Small business recruited to help affordability efforts

The top procurement officer of a Top 100 DoD contractor gives a thumbs up to the newly announced Pentagon acquisition reforms. WFED's Scott Carr reports.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , small business , acquisition , acquisition reform , management , Scott Carr

Friday - 10/01/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Obama signs continuing resolution

President Obama has signed into law, H.R. 3081, which will keep the government operating through December 3, 2010.

Tags: continuing resolution , stopgap funding bill , pay and benefits , Jack Lew , Mary Landrieu , President Obama , Politico , OMB Watch , OMB , recess appointment

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 03:15pm EDT

Two bills target over-classification of information

Some members of Congress say the over-classification of documents in the intelligence community is causing miscommunication and confusion -- leading to two bills introduced this week targeting over-classification.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , H.R.553 , H.R.3980 , over-classification , Jane Harman , transparency ,

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 04:22pm EDT

Continuing resolution continues on the Hill

The Senate is moving ahead with a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown at week's end. The continuing resolution easily cleared its first hurdle by an 83 to 15 vote Tuesday. The Hill's Vicki Needham tells us what has to happen before tomorrow at midnight.

Tags: Federal Drive , FY 2011 budget , continuing resolution , The Hill , Vicki Needham

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 10:31am EDT

Lame Duck Congress Part II

This week, Mike discusses what a lame duck Congress will mean for feds with Bill Bransford, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth. Topics include congressional pay cuts, furloughs for feds, and a 2011 pay freeze.
September 29, 2010

Tags: Bill Bransford , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Your Turn , lame duck session , furloughs , pay freeze , pay cut

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:25pm EDT
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Congress to grill DoD on spending proposals

Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Robert Gates , DoD , defense spending ,

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Does the GOP 'Pledge to America' have a shot?

Some of the items listed in the House Republicans' Pledge to America directly affect federal employees. Politico's Jonathan Allen rates the odds of success for some of the pledge's items.

Tags: Jonathan Allen , Politico , Pledge to America , Republican House , hiring freeze , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 09/24/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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Carper bill allows USPS to recoup billions

A bill by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) aims to save the Postal Service from mounting debt with the POST Act.

Tags: USPS , Tom Carper , Senate , POST Act , retirement , pay and benefits , management

Friday - 09/24/2010, 12:10pm EDT

Recrafted cyber bill contains emergency powers

A cybersecurity measure still in draft form would give President Obama additional powers. The proposed legislation would permit the President to declare an emergency if there's a threat to the nation's electrical grid.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Reuters , Harry Reid , cybersecurity , grid

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 09:30am EDT
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