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Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 20

On today's federal headlines: President Barack Obama has proposed cuts to federal benefits as part of his deficit-reduction plan and the Air Force Secretary said he wants to preserve key programs.

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Michael Donley , contracting , DADT , Vangent , Census

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 08:24am EDT

Army Materiel Command offering buyouts

AMC is offering $25,000 dollars to more than 30 civilian employees at its headquarters in Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, Federal Times reports.

Tags: Army Materiel Command , DoD Report , buyouts , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 09/19/2011, 12:38pm EDT

Aerospace industry heading for layoffs?

Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association a former FAA administrator, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what aerospace contractors should keep their eyes open for.

Tags: AIA , Marion Blakey , budget , Congress

Monday - 09/19/2011, 10:43am EDT
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GAO praises DoD audit plans, questions implementation

In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.

Tags: management , financial management , Congress , Robert Hale , Jamie Morin , Tom Coburn , Gladys Commons , audit readiness , GAO , Asif Khan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:13am EDT
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DoD nominee warns of 'draconian' cuts

Ashton Carter, the nominee to be the new deputy Defense secretary, said DoD will need to consider civilian employee furloughs, the abandonment of major weapons systems and a severe curtailing of military training if the sequestration envisioned by Congress as a budget-cutting forcing function takes effect.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , budget , sequestration , management , Congress , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:17am EDT
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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,063

Tags: Afghanistan

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 04:48pm EDT

Gov. McDonnell wants DoD to postpone BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.

Tags: BRAC , Bob McDonnell , Mark Center , WTOP , Ask the Governor , Jim Moran , Jolie Lee , Virginia

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:19pm EDT

US, Afghanistan OK detention center transfer

Tags: Afghanistan

Saturday - 03/23/2013, 03:37pm EDT

Scott Thomas: Asking 'why' to bureacracy

Scott Thomas is a project manager for the GPS Directorate at the Space and Missile Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Tags: scott thomas , la air force base , new face of government , young feds

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:00am EDT
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