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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

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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

More tips for financially surviving a shutdown

Sure, you know you need to have emergency funds on hand, but other than panicking, what's a fed to do? We ask certified planner Arthur Stein.

Tags: pay and benefits , furlough , shutdown , budget , Arthur Stein , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 03/11/2011, 10:31am EST

Emergency preparations in paradise

Hawaii faces the possibility of a tsunami this morning after a huge earthquake hit Japan. Howard Dicus tells us about preparations underway in Honolulu.

Tags: tsunami , emergency preparation , Howard Dicus

Friday - 03/11/2011, 10:20am EST

Defense reaches out to employers

The Defense Department is reaching out to employers of National Guardsmen and Reservists with a major survey to find out how the past decade of war and the heavy use of Reserve-component forces has affected their civilian workplaces.

Tags: DoD Report , National Guard and Reserves , Defense , employer survey

Friday - 03/11/2011, 09:40am EST
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