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What will deficit-reduction TRICARE provisions mean for military?

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how deficit-reduction proposals would affect military recruiting.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget , TRICARE , pay and benefits , DoD , DoD Report

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:58am EDT
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Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27

On today's Federal Drive: The Senate has appeared to avert a government shutdown with the passage of a stopgap funding measure and a proposed bill would allow federal employees to donate unused sick leave to other feds.

Tags: Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , shutdown , Congress , Senate , Jim Moran , OPM , FEHB

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:03am EDT

Chip that mimics human cells could advance next medical breakthrough

The National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain a partnership between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.

Tags: NIH , FDA , DARPA , biomedical research , national center for advancing translational scienc , Francis Collins , national center for advancing translational scienc , national center for advancing translational scienc

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 10:35am EDT
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Will cybersecurity bills make it out of committee?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed three cybersecurity bills, all dealing with national standards for security breaches involving personal data. But the votes followed party lines making it harder to move them to the full Senate for a vote.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate Judiciary Committee , Senate , Chuck Grassley , Congress

Friday - 09/23/2011, 12:25pm EDT

Concern over budget cut effect on elite forces

Deep budget cuts would hurt special operations forces and make it difficult to meet demands for those units on missions beyond the current war zones, the commander of the military's elite troops told Congress on Thursday.

Tags: William McRaven , DoD , elite forces , budget , Congress , In Depth , DoD Report ,

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - Sept. 23

On today's Federal Drive: OPM releases the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey, Democratic senators are examining G.I. Bill education benefits that flow to for-profit colleges and the House passes a continuing resolution that Senate Democrats have vowed to vote down.

Tags: Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , OPM , GI Bill , CR

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:04am EDT

FTC relaunches cyber 'on guard' site

The Federal Trade Commission has reshaped and relaunched its OnGuardOnline website.The site includes tips and resources on how to be safe, secure and responsible online.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , FTC , DHS

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:35pm EDT

DHS, NIST partner on 'botnet playbook'

The Homeland Security Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are teaming up to create a "botnet playbook," which will act as an industry "code of conduct" for dealing with the cyber threat.

Tags: DHS , NIST , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:26pm EDT

Senate committee clears Carter nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Congress , DoD , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report ,

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 22

On today's Federal Drive: The House fails to pass a continuing resolution, a Senate subcommittee approves a DHS hiring freeze and the Air Force is offering some 6,000 civilian buyouts.

Tags: Federal Drive newscast , House , Senate , Congress , DHS , Air Force , buyouts

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 08:53am EDT
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