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CRs 'seem to be getting worse'

Something has to give, according to the Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta. In terms of the budget, he says "what we have right now isn't working."

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , budget , continuing resolution , management , morale , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 10:41am EDT

DoD: Japan's tragedies 'epic'

Japan's earthquake and tsunami are tragedies on an epic scale, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Monday, and the U.S. military will do all it can to help.

Tags: DoD Report , Japan , military aid

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 10:40am EDT

DISA blocks DoD employee access to video sites

There will be slightly less "video intelligence' at the Department of Defense from now on.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DoD , defense , DISA , YouTube

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 10:30am EDT

Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast - March 15th

CBO: Federal pay cuts could save billions Social Security cuts overtime for most feds

Tags: newscast

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 09:32am EDT

Defense acquisitions may have to settle

A Congressional panel heard from deputy Pentagon service chiefs last week that when it comes to future acquisitions, DOD may have to settle for "good enough".

Tags: DoD Report , acquisition , defense , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 08:40am EDT

More investment needed in U.S. diplomatic ranks

Under-investment has left the US Foreign Service overstretched and under prepared. Ambassador Robert Beecroft explains some of the challenges that has left behind.

Tags: State , smart power , diplomacy , management , American Academy of Diplomacy , Robert M. Beecroft , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 03/14/2011, 10:41am EDT

Iran launches cyber attack

Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the "enemies," a state-owned newspaper reported Monday in a rare acknowledgment from Iran that it's involved in cyber warfare.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , Iran , Iranian Cyber Army

Monday - 03/14/2011, 09:40am EDT

Continuing resolutions may become a way of life

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been debating a short-term funding plan for weeks but are still far apart. Looking to avert a government shutdown this week, Congress is expected to approve a three-week stopgap measure this week to buy more time for negotiations on a longer-term bill, which may never come. The Hill's Erik Wasson explains why the CRs could continue until FY 2012.

Tags: Congress , budget , shutdown , continuing resolution , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 09:28am EDT

Monday Morning Federal Newscast - March 14th

Military pay would shutdown with government Feds mobilize to help in Japan

Tags: newscast

Monday - 03/14/2011, 08:49am EDT

Shutdown would halt military pay

U.S. troops could be required to report to work without pay if a budget clash in Congress results in a government-wide shutdown, according to draft planning guidance circulating in the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD Report , defense , military pay , pay and benefits , shutdown , budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 08:40am EDT
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