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Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , TechAmerica , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

President signs jobs bill for veterans

President Obama signs bipartisan bill that will help The President says it will help about 850,000 veterans who are currently unemployed and tens of thousands who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress , veterans

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 08:27am EST

Gansler testifies on effects of DoD's $450B in cuts

Jack Gansler is director of the Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

Tags: Jack Gansler , budget , Senate Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:53pm EST
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A glance at automatic spending cuts for 2013

The Congressional Budget Office says caps on new, Congress-approved spending on defense programs will be reduced from 10 percent in 2013 to 8.5 percent in 2021, with savings of $454 billion.

Tags: budget , supercommittee , Congressional Budget Office

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 03:32am EST

Gunman barricaded in building at Colorado air base

Schriever Air Force Base spokeswoman Jennifer Thibault says the building was evacuated after the standoff began Monday. She says no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Tags: Air Force , Schriever Air Force Base , Jeff Thibault

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:07pm EST

23 of 24 agencies get financial audit opinions

For the first time in 20 years, audits reviewed and gave an opinion for every civilian agency. Only DoD doesn't have a qualified or clean audit opinion.

Tags: financial management , OMB , Danny Werfel , NASA , DHS , State , clean audits , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/21/2011, 03:11pm EST

New strategy gives agencies a "springboard" for increasing diversity

Agencies have four months to develop diversity and inclusion plans under a broad, brief governmentwide strategy released Thursday. Proponents say, by making the President's Management Council responsible for progress, the strategy will succeed where past measures have failed.

Tags: diversity , Latino , Hispanic , John Sepulveda , VA , Pat Tamburrino , Veronica Villalobos , OPM , Jorge Ponce , Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives , hispanic council on federal employment , OMB , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:15am EST
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National Guard makes case to keep citizen-soldiers operational, relevant

After a decade in which it has been built up to parity with the active Army and Air Force components, the National Guard should not be allowed to backslide to a point where it is no longer usable, the National Guard chief said Friday.

Tags: National Guard , cybersecurity , Craig McKinley , CSIS , Harry Wyatt , budget , DoD budget , workforce , Cyber Workforce , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:35am EST
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