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House to vote on federal pension changes separate from highway bill

The current language of H.R. 3813 increases the CSRS and FERS employees' contribution to their retirements by 1.5 percent over three years. For individuals not subject to mandatory retirement who choose to retire on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the FERS minimum supplement is eliminated. Currently, the FERS minimum supplement is paid to those qualifying employees who retire prior to age 62.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , Congress , transportation bill , pay and benefits , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 01:23pm EST

Congress mulls expansion of VA's system to verify veteran-owned firms

The Veterans Affairs Department's process for verifying eligibility in the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses program could become standard procedure for all agencies. VA is the only department that checks to make sure contractors are eligible.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Ruben Gomez , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , SBA , GAO , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Friday - 02/10/2012, 07:56pm EST
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Analysis: Political wrangling likely to sink budget deal

Stan Collender, a partner at Qorvis Communications and a veteran of budget work on Capitol Hill, told In Depth with Francis Rose it's unlikely Congress will approve a full-year budget this year given the rapidly approaching election season.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , Congress , Senate , Stan Collender

Monday - 02/13/2012, 07:33pm EST
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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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