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How will a lame duck Congress affect feds?

From pay freeze proposals to furloughs, there are a lot of issues before Congress that could affect feds. This week on Your Turn, Mike interviews Charity Wilson from the American Federation of Government Employees and Jessica Klement from the Federal Managers Association, about what a lame duck Congress can do to federal workers and retirees.
September 22, 2010

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , lame duck session , pay and benefits , Jessica Klement , Charity Wilson , FMA , AFGE , hiring freeze , pay debate

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 09:11pm EDT
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Lawmakers try to stop JFCOM shutdown

A week from today --the Senate Armed Services Committee is going to have a hearing about Pentagon's plans to close the Joint Forces Command headquarters in Norfolk to save money. Va. Sen. Jim Webb, who is a former Navy Secretary has pushed to get the hearing because they are concerned that the JFCOM closure will hit Virginia and the Tidewater region hard from an economic perspective. Webb and the rest of the Va. Congressional delegations are said to be exploring options to stop the shutdown.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Senate , Navy , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 11:31am EDT

Telework enjoys a 'perfect storm'

The private sector and Congress are showing wide support for federal telework.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , cisco , Lockheed , telework , Bob Cusack , House of Representatives , Frank Wolf , Gerry Connolly

Monday - 09/20/2010, 12:14pm EDT

Connolly: Cyber top concern on Capitol Hill

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) tells the DorobekINSIDER he has some concerns about the Pentagon's procurement changes.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , cybersecurity , Smart Contracting Caucus , technology

Friday - 09/17/2010, 05:01pm EDT
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Cybersecurity vote unlikely this year

Any effort to get a cybersecurity measure passed will depend on piggybacking on other legislation, Cybersecurity News reports.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , legislation

Friday - 09/17/2010, 03:18pm EDT

Congress back in session, back to work

After a month back home listening to voters, lawmakers return to the Capitol for some unfinished legislative business. The Hill's Bob Cusack joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , Bob Cusack

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 10:31am EDT
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How many people on Capitol Hill haven't paid their taxes?

Learn more from the Washington Post's recent study

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , pay and benefits , taxes , Washington Post , Tim Farnam

Friday - 09/10/2010, 07:52pm EDT
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Analysis: economic proposals face tough tests

The administration hopes the proposals will increase business and consumer confidence, but first each proposal would require congressional approval, which is highly uncertain given Washington's partisan atmosphere.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , Ian Swanson

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Telework music on hold continues

Legislation is waiting for Congress to come back to work.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , telework , legislation , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 09/06/2010, 02:20pm EDT
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