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Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords to honor former congresswoman.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Ray Mabus , Gabrielle Giffords , Congress ,

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:31am EST

Legislative agencies' 2013 budget requests spell reduced staff, cuts

The Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, Government Printing Office and Library of Congress testified before a House committee this week on their fiscal-year 2013 budget requests. While they vary in many ways, none stray too far from 2012 funding numbers that cut the agencies' budgets.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , GPO , GAO , Library of Congress , CBO , Douglas Elmendorf , Gene Dodaro , Davita Vance-Cooks , James Billington

Friday - 02/10/2012, 04:06pm EST

Analysis: Gov't must 'modernize' cyber defense

Larry Clinton, the president of the Internet Security Alliance, testified before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the role of the private sector in responding to cyber threats.

Tags: cybersecurity , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , industry , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 06:14pm EST

Bill aims to reduce number of government buildings

The House passed a bill to establish a commission to get rid of underused federal buildings.

Tags: Congress , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , OMB , federal buildings , federal real property

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 12:10pm EST
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Fed pensions up for debate in highway bill

Federal employees would pay more toward their pensions and new employees would receive less generous retirement benefits under a House Republican plan to pay for highway programs.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , retirement , transportation bill

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:47pm EST

House panel aims to discern challenges for defense industry

The House Armed Services Committee has held a series of hearings in recent months taking the temperature of industry and defense experts on the relationship between contractors and the Defense Department. Allan Burman, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now the president of Jefferson Consulting, testified before the panel. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony.

Tags: DoD , House Armed Services Committee , industry , acquisition , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:21pm EST
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Is Congress gearing up for another budget battle?

The battle over the budget is heating up once again. John Stanton, a House reporter at Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the buget debate on Capitol Hill and what it means for federal managers and employees.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , management , John Stanton , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:57pm EST
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Congress and you what could possibly go wrong?

A federal worker, who boxed in college and the Army, says in the last two years he's gone from a happy-go-lucky fed to feeling like he's fighting two opponents and the referee, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. So can this get any worse? Short answer, maybe.

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

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Lawmakers continue battle over federal retirement benefits

In the latest attempt to cut federal retirement benefits, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has reported out legislation that would make feds contribute more of their salaries to their pensions and end the FERS annuity supplement for people who retire before age 62.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Sepulveda , Veterans Affairs , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Dennis Ross , pay and benefits , NTEU , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , workforce , CSRS , FERS ,

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 05:41am EST

House approves 'civilian BRAC' bill

The House has passed a bill that would set up a commission to help decide which unused buildings the government can dispose of.

Tags: Congress , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , OMB , John Mica , federal buildings , federal real property

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 04:06pm EST
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