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Monday Morning Federal Newscast - February 14th

Tags: newscast

Monday - 02/14/2011, 08:52am EST

Analyst: Regulations, like gardens, need weeding

When looking at which programs to cut, ask yourself what the results and what have the costs been. That from an expert on the art and science of regulations, the Mercatus Center's Jerry Ellig.

Tags: management , Mercatus Center , George Mason University , Jerry Ellig

Friday - 02/11/2011, 10:41am EST

Big time changes come to Long Term Care

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program provides long term care insurance for its enrollees, who are Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives. Who they are and why the insurance is needed is explained for us by certified financial planner, Arthur Stein.

Tags: pay and benefits , LTF , Arthur Stein

Friday - 02/11/2011, 10:31am EST

GSA tries slamming through FAR fixes

Imagine being locked in a room and not leaving until the Federal Acquisition Regulation is easier to understand and use. The GSA tried that. We hear about the results from GSA's Kathleen Turco.

Tags: GSA , Acquisition , Kathleen Turco , SLAM , management

Friday - 02/11/2011, 10:08am EST

What Defense should expect in FY 2012 budget

What are the risks and rewards in the FY 2012 budget for Defense? We get a sense of it from Todd Harrison, with the Center of Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Tags: DoD Report , Defense , FY 2012 budget , Todd Harrison , Center of Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Friday - 02/11/2011, 09:40am EST

Despite cuts, Pentagon space budget gets boost

The Obama administration wants to maintain or boost funding next year for some of the military's most expensive space projects, despite mounting pressure for Pentagon spending cuts.

Tags: DoD Report , Defense , 2012 budget , contracting , Boeing , Lockheed

Friday - 02/11/2011, 08:40am EST

Whistleblower label carries false sense of security

"A federal employee authorized to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve any personnel action may not take, fail to take, or threaten to take any personnel action against an employee because of protected whistleblowing." Attorney Debra Roth explains this for us.

Tags: pay and benefits , whistleblowers , whistleblower protections , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 09:31am EST

DoD civilians help Afghan rebuilding effort

The Department of Defense is placing civilian federal employees in the Afghan Ministry of Defense. We learn more about it from Defense's James Schear.

Tags: DoD , Defense , Ministry of Defense Advisors Program , James Schear , Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 10:31am EST

Interior creates two agencies to replace MMS

As the Department of Interior re-invents what used to be the Minerals and Management Service, we get an update from director Michael Bromwich on the new agencies.

Tags: management , MMS , DOI , Office of Natural Resources Revenue , Bureau of Ocean Energy Management , Regulation and Enforcement , Michael Bromwich , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 10:08am EST

Thursday Morning Federal Newscast - February 10th

GOP cuts would hit IRS for $600 million DFAS wants pay stubs to go all digital Freddie Mac COO Witherell resigns

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Thursday - 02/10/2011, 09:38am EST
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