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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Obama Administration has two years to go two years with a Republican-led Congress. Some might assume not a lot will be done in these two years. "Oh contrare," says John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain further.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Barack Obama , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 10:30am EST
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Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), House Armed Services Committee

Both the House and Senate Armed Services committees are setting their hearing agendas for the 114th Congress. Both have new leaders, but many of the problems they'll deal with have been around for a long time. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Chairman Randy Forbes (R-Va.) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces says carrying momentum into future Congresses could be one of the most important achievements of this Congress.

Tags: Randy Forbes , House , House Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:46pm EST
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Independent assessment gives VA's cybersecurity positive mark

Mandiant issued a report finding the Veterans Affairs Department network domain controllers had no evidence of data theft, such as the loss of credentials, personal information or personal health information or VA sensitive information. But some congressional sources are skeptical of Mandiant's findings, calling it too narrow to be sure the network and veterans data is safe.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , Mandiant , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/26/2015, 03:35am EST
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House bills slash federal workforce, start possible hiring freeze

A collection of new House bills aim to slash the federal workforce, let go of 120,000 civilian employees at the Pentagon and take back top secret security clearances for contractors in the intelligence community.

Tags: workforce , workforce reductions , Cynthia Lummis , Ken Calvert , J. David Cox , AFGE , DoD , REDUCE Act , Chris Van Hollen , Sheila Jackson Lee , Disclose Act , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:13pm EST

No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Tags: budget , OMB , sequestration , discretionary spending , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST

VA seeks Army Corps of Engineers' help after construction failures

VA will seek at least $1.1 billion from Congress to rescue a Denver hospital project that was supposed to cost $600 million. The final price tag won't be known for several more months. VA also asked the Army Corps to conduct a complete examination of its major construction programs across the country.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Army Corps of Engineers , Veterans Health Administration , Contracting , industry , Kiewit-Turner , Sloan Gibson , Lloyd Caldwell , House Veterans Affairs Committee , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:56am EST
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Gridlock and your pension package!

Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you're a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: congressional gridlock , CSRS , FERS , COLA , Social Security , retirement , TSP , FERS supplement , federal pensions

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:00am EST

Fearless forecast

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will predict what's ahead for federal workers and retirees in 2015.
January 21, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , USPS , pay raise , civil service reform , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 08:07pm EST
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New House Armed Services Committee chair vows DoD reform agenda, starting with acquisition

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says defense acquisition reform is an essential element of his agenda. But the approach will be slow and steady.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Mac Thornberry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:48am EST
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