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NTEU to Congress: You can't starve the IRS

The National Treasury Employees Union is turning up the heat on Congress to increase IRS funding. The labor union is hearing about the impact of five years of budget cuts now that tax-filing season is in full swing, said NTEU President Colleen Kelley.

Tags: NTEU , Colleen Kelley , IRS , Jason Miller , John Koskinen , elijah cummings

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 04:09am EDT
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Doomsday: Will you be on the bus or under it?

People always seem to be predicting doom and gloom. But, after one look at what lawmakers have in store for federal employees in their budget plans, some feds are starting to prepare for the worst, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 03:00am EDT

Sens. McCaskill, Booker appeal for access to innovative IT

Two senators wrote a letter to the Rules and Administration Committee highlighting several changes to policy needed to promote access and use of modern technology such as cloud computing.

Tags: Technology , Corey Booker , Claire McCaskill , Senate Rules and Administration Committee , cloud computing , social media , industry , Contracting , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/06/2015, 04:00pm EDT

McCain says Air Force's headquarters cutbacks are illusory

Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee,has sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James accusing the Air Force of engaging in a "shell game that simply moved money to fund the same positions elsewhere in the service."

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:32am EDT

Lawmakers seek new review of military voting assistance program

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have sent a unanimous, bipartisan letter to the Government Accountability Office asking for a new review of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office in charge of helping military members and civilians living abroad cast their ballots. The committee notes that GAO has issued several reports on FVAP since 2001, but says that "continued management attention to FVAP still remains a priority."

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:20am EDT

Problems with Marine Corps audit aren't just a Marine Corps problem

The underlying issues involve the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, which handles a huge array of payments and other financial transactions for all three military departments and the defense agencies.

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:47am EDT

New number two in Air Force secretariat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has tapped the Air Force's Eric Fanning to be his chief of staff, creating some movement in Air Force leadership.

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:39am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Congress watches over military voting, Air Force staff cuts

In this edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the GAO to review the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office in charge of helping military members and civilians living abroad cast their ballots. Plus, Sen. John McCain, sends a letter to the Air Force accusing it of engaging in a shell game with its workforce.

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:50am EDT

Spring break for feds

It's spring break for federal workers and retirees, mainly because Congress is out of town, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:00am EDT

White House adds another layer to executive cyber powers

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order giving agencies the ability to recommend economic sanctions against cyber attackers and their supporters. As the President signed this latest order, Congress seems closer than ever to passing a cyber information sharing bill.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , David Grannis , Senate Intelligence Committee , Information sharing , State Department , Treasury Department , Justice Department , Sanctions , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:59am EDT
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