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Army calls for proposals on protective underwear

The Army issued a request for proposals to develop protective underwear for warfighters. The boxer-style briefs would provide projection from improvised explosive devices.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Army , contracting , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 10:12am EDT

Government already in cybersecurity regulation business, report says

While Congress debates several new cybersecurity bills, a Congressional Research Service reports shows the government is already involved in regulating cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Congressional Research Service , Congress , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:50am EDT

New tool will help Air Force speed up civilian hiring process

The Air Force is hoping that its USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool can help it slash the time it takes to hire civilians.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , Federal Drive , hiring , workforce , DoD Report

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:56am EDT

Senate bill seeks to reform Senior Executive Service

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced the Senior Executive Reform Act, which would link the General Schedule with the pay system for senior executives and let senior executives include their performance bonuses in their retirement calculation.

Tags: Daniel Akaka , SES , Senior Executives Assocation , Carol Bonosaro , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Congress , Senate , retirement , workforce , management , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 03/30/2012, 12:25pm EDT
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Three agencies fall short in assessing IT supply chain risks

Gregory Wilshusen, GSA's director of information security issue, discussed a recent report about IT supply chain risks with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GSA , NIST , DoD , Energy , Justice , DHS , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Analysis: Lots of budget talk, no action until lame duck

Mike Lillis of the Hill newspaper told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that lawmakers are just jockeying for campaign fodder with all this budget talk. Don't expect anything big to happen until after the election.

Tags: Mike Lillis , The Hill , Federal Drive , budget , Paul Ryan , Simpson-Bowles , Barack Obama , Steve LaTourette , Jim Cooper ,

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 12:20pm EDT
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Berry: OPM did not authorize CFC meals, entertainment expenses

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry issued a directive today claiming his agency never approved thousands of dollars in questionable meals and entertainment expenses incurred by the Combined Federal Campaign. Earlier this month, OPM's Inspector General's Office reported that CFC had charged for box seats at a Washington Nationals event, chair massages and other expenses.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , CFC , inspector general , Federal Drive , oversight ,

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:35am EDT

No pay freeze extension in Democrats' budget plan

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced "Making It in America," the Democratic budget proposal that calls for an end to the sequester while preserving the Medicare guarantee. Unlike the other proposals under consideration, this proposal does not call for an extension of the federal pay freeze or an increase in feds' contributions to their retirement funds.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , budget , 2013 budget request , House , House Budget Committee , President Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:57am EDT

Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tags: Ray Mabus , David Van Buren , DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , acquisition workforce ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Committee approves House budget plan

The House Budget Committee approved a Republican proposal that calls for shrinking U.S. deficits to $3.1 trillion over the coming decade. The budget bill also calls for a 10 percent reduction of the federal workforce, an extension of the federal pay freeze and an increase of federal employees' contributions to their pension plans.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , House Budget Committee , workforce , retirement , Paul Ryan , DoD ,

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:44am EDT
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