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USPS ready to replace aging delivery fleet

The Postal Service told a House panel Thursday that it's become too expensive to maintain its aging delivery fleet and it needs to purchase up to 180,000 new vehicles. USPS spends $4,200 annually on maintenance per vehicle to keep the fleet running.

Tags: Joseph Corbett , USPS , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , fleet maintenance , Mark Meadows , Gerry Connolly , acquisition , Congress , Michael OConnell , Lori Rectanus , GAO

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:50am EDT

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)

Customer service at the Veterans Affairs Department has been a mixed bag lately. After the long weekend and the barbeque paraphernalia are cleaned up, area vets will have a chance to sit down with a caseworker and sort their affairs. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) will have those caseworkers on hand for a Constituent Services Workshop in Germantown. Vets can get help with all sorts of things. Rep. Delaney joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more workshop details.

Tags: John Delaney , Congress , Veterans Affairs , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/22/2015, 08:53am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Both the House and Senate versions of this year's defense authorization bill include numerous provisions on acquisition reform. But the Pentagon has serious questions about at least a few of the provisions, including one that would give the military's uniformed leaders more control over procurement decisions. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Senate , Pentagon , In Depth with Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:57pm EDT
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New bill aims to improve oversight of FEHBP prescription drug benefits

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced a new bill that would improve federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits of federal employees and retirees and reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Tags: Stephen Lynch , FEHBP , Congress , J. David Cox , Colleen Kelley , health care , benefits , prescription drugs , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/18/2015, 06:30pm EDT

Does GOP actually stand for Go-Away-Please?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if one political party is targeting federal employees' pay and benefits more than the other.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , gerrymandering , Congress , Ben Cardin ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.)

One rookie member of Congress is getting serious about bringing government waste to light. He's just released the first issue of Waste Watch. The report kicks off an ongoing series to track waste and mismanagement in government. It identifies 10 specific instances from recent years, totaling more than $117 million. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) represents Oklahoma's fifth district. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he said his efforts to highlight wasteful spending are inspired by a fellow Oklahoman.

Tags: Steve Russell , Oklahoma , Wastebook , Waste Watch , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 09:05am EDT
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What's on the menu besides you: Prey or pray?

After weeks of negotiations, the House and the Senate passed a compromise budget. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the Federal Managers Association to review the plan to see what it means for feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , budget , Senate , Congress , pay and benefits

Monday - 05/11/2015, 03:00am EDT

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies

The House passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill. But the vote was a lot closer than it usually is. The chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies oversees the release of that bill every year. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) is chairman of the subcommittee right now. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the spending level in the bill isn't a cut for the VA.

Tags: Charlie Dent , Veterans Affairs , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:14pm EDT
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Chris Smith, Vice President of Technology, AT&T Government Solutions

The federal government is taking two steps forward on ways to strengthen cyber networks for both the public and private sector. The House of Representatives passed two bills to strengthen information sharing in the private sector. The Office of Management and Budget is asking for public input on ways to overhaul the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Chris Smith is vice president of technology for AT&T Government Solutions, and former chief information officer of the Agriculture Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he tracked progress on the recent push to improve the cyber systems inside and out of your agency.

Tags: Chris Smith , AT&T Government Solutions , OMB , FITARA , In Depth

Monday - 05/04/2015, 04:11pm EDT
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