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Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , diversity , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Ben Cardin , Kirsten Gillibrand , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT
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Divisive issues in the House defense budget

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget

Friday - 05/18/2012, 02:56pm EDT

GOP measure shields lawmakers' office budgets

Even as they press cuts to food stamps and a host of other domestic programs, Republicans running the House of Representatives are shielding their own office expense accounts from further cuts.

Tags: Congress , budget , Norm Dicks , Paul Ryan , appropriations

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 04:52pm EDT

House GOP heads off plan to end weapons programs

House Republicans thwarted a plan by a few Democrats to cancel weapons programs. The moves and counter-moves came during debate on the 2013 Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Defense Authorization Bill , John Conyers , Mike Quigley , Ed Markey

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:09am EDT

Senate Democrats reject House GOP budget plan

Tags: Senate , budget , Paul Ryan

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:59pm EDT

Defense bill lets feds in national security jobs rotate between agencies

As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.

Tags: Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , jointness , workforce , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Susan Collins , service contracting , Adam Smith , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:51pm EDT
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The creature that ate your pension

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , retirement , annuity , Congress , Senate

Friday - 05/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Tags: Congress , budget , House Appropriations Committee , Commerce , Justice , FBI , NIST , Census , NOAA

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT
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