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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

House committee takes up bill cutting federal retirement benefits

Federal unions and some lawmakers have lambasted a proposed bill that would make changes to federal retirement benefits. The "Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012" is set to go before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Tuesday for a markup session, in which lawmakers will be able to introduce amendments.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , Dennis Ross , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Gerry Connolly , benefits , retirement

Monday - 02/06/2012, 09:20pm EST
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House energy, commerce committee to review cyber threats

The review comes as several House committees are working on cybersecurity legislation that the hope to bring to the House floor by the end of the year.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology ,

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:53am EST

Bill to establish cyber sharing nonprofit clears House subcommittee

The bill Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (H.R. 3674) names DHS as the "single focal point for protecting federal networks and systems," as well as for private sector critical infrastructure, said bill sponsor Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).

Tags: Dan Lungren , cybersecurity , technology , Congress , DHS , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:19am EST
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