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Changes coming to key congressional committees despite status-quo election

Following Tuesday's election, Democrats maintain control of the Senate and Republicans continue to hold sway in the House. Retirements, term limits and a few new lawmakers alter the leadership of some committees.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , Tom Davis , Election 2012 , Claire McCaskill , Susan Collins , Tim Kaine , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 07:24am EST

Senators concerned over TRICARE fee increases

The Pentagon is telling lawmakers military retirees' share of health care costs is going to have to increase if it's going to meet the budget targets Congress and the President handed over with last year's budget control act.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Robert Hale , Jonathan Woodson , Kelly Ayotte , Senate , budget

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:56am EDT
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Contracting reform

Host Roger Waldron and Jim Schweiter, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP will talk about legislation affecting the contracting community.
March 13, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Jim Schweiter , McKenna Long & Aldridge , comprehensive contingency contracting reform act of 2012 , Claire McCaskill , Wartime Contracting Commission , contractor accountability , contingency contracting , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 11:20pm EDT
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Analysis: Wartime contracting bill a 'major step'

Two senators are trying to change the way agencies plan for wartime contracting by introducing a bill that would incorporate ideas from the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Commission member Dov Zakheim weighs in on the bill.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Claire McCaskill , DoD , contracting , Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting

Monday - 03/05/2012, 09:29am EST
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Bill addresses problems found by Wartime Contracting Commission

The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 will attempt to fix many of the problems discovered by the Wartime Contracting Commission.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , DoD , DoD Update , Congress , Senate , contracting , workforce

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 08:47am EST

McDonnell appeals FEMA denial of quake aid

Gov. Bob McDonnell asked President Barack Obama on Friday to reconsider the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny aid to Virginia for the August earthquake that rattled the East Coast and caused substantial damage at its epicenter.

Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency , Mark Warner , Barack Obama , tornadoes

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:43pm EDT

VA needs to tighten oversight of G.I. Bill

Three senators say the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill needs tougher oversight after new figures show a quarter of the program's funds went to just eight companies that run for-profit colleges.

Tags: DoD , VA , GI Bill , Congress , VFW , vetjobs , Tom Carper , Tom Harkin , Curtis Coy , ted daywalt , education , Jared Serbu , Ryan Gallucci

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:20am EDT
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Webb holds DoD nominations over JFCOM closing

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said he will hold DoD nominations until he gets information related to the Joint Forces Command closing in Norfolk.

Tags: JFCOM , nomination , DoD Update , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:47pm EDT
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