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House revives IT reform bill with a few changes

As part of its "Stop Government Abuse Week," lower chamber lawmakers will vote on 12 bills this week to help bring more accountability and transparency to the government. An updated version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is expected to be among them.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Eric Cantor , Stop Government Abuse Week , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Mike Hettinger , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:21am EST
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DoD nominees face scrutiny over Pentagon plan to shrink compensation costs

Just a day after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed reductions in military end-strength and shrinking compensation costs as part of next year's budget plan, a slate of nominees to lead key offices at the Pentagon faced congressional scrutiny.

Tags: Senate , budget , Chuck Hagel , DoD budget , Robert Work , Mike McCord , DoD audit , LCS , John McCain , Carl Levin

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:29pm EST

Draft bill would force DHS to change acquisition practices

Rep. Jeff Duncan releases a discussion draft of a bill to add more discipline and oversight to the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , Jeff Duncan , DHS , oversight , House Homeland Security Committee , acquisition policy , contracting , program management , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:42am EST
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Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for feds in 2015

An administration official confirmed the decision to ask Congress in the fiscal 2015 budget request expected on March 4 for another slight increase.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , pay , pay raise , Jason Miller , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 02/24/2014, 01:17pm EST

DoD's 2015 budget envisions smaller military with less generous benefits

The Pentagon says its spending plan acknowledges defense spending is on a downward trajectory, and reduces force structure in order to balance other priorities such as readiness. If sequestration stays in place, the calculus will change, Defense officials say.

Tags: DoD , budget , pay and benefits , readiness , workforce , BRAC , Chuck Hagel , Rob Wittman , Adam Smith , House Armed Service Committee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:35am EST
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SES shakeup and more

Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro, and Federal Timres reporters Sean Reilly and Andy Medici, will discuss legislation introduced in the U.S. House, that would make it easier for agency leaders to fire senior executives.
February 19, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , Carol Bonosaro , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:39pm EST
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House Dems, employee groups want Obama to chuck chained CPI

More than 100 members of the House and a dozen outside groups have signed on to a letter to President Barack Obama from Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) requesting that the upcoming White House budget not include a proposal to alter the way retirees' cost-of-living adjustments are calculated. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the American Federation of Government Employees and the Military Officers Association of American have signed on in support of the letter.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , Allyson Schwartz , NARFE , AFGE , Joseph Beaudoin , J. David Cox

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:58pm EST

Congress eyeing legislative fix for security clearances

President Barack Obama signed the OPM IG Act into law this week. The law provides the agency's top watchdog with an additional source of funding to conduct audits and investigations of the security-clearance process.

Tags: OPM , oversight , background investigations , security clearances , Stephen Lynch , Darrell Issa , Jon Tester , Patrick McFarland , House , Senate , Jack Moore

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 04:14pm EST

OMB tells Congress sequestration cuts aren't needed in 2014

In a new report to lawmakers, the White House determined discretionary spending fell $2 billion below the Budget Control Act caps.

Tags: OMB , budget , sequestration , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 12:36pm EST
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