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Obama: Military budget deal unlikely by November

President Barack Obama told the press Monday that he doesn't think Congress will reach a deal to avoid deep cuts to defense spending prior to the upcoming election.

Tags: DoD , defense appropriations , budget , Congress

Monday - 08/20/2012, 08:21pm EDT

President signs law delaying STOCK Act expansion

President Barack Obama has signed a law delaying an expansion of the STOCK Act that would have published the financial records of thousands of top managers throughout the executive and legislative branches in an online, searchable database.

Tags: STOCK Act , financial disclosure , conflict of interest , Open government , Congress , workforce , pay & benefits

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 09:16pm EDT

Military looks to beef up meat buying

The Pentagon is looking into increasing its meat purchases to take advantage of lower prices and to help ranchers struggling with drought.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 08/13/2012, 07:30pm EDT

Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

The Senate failed Thursday to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage, despite dire warnings from top national security officials about the potential for devastating assaults on American computer networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Senate , Congress , technology , Harry Reid , John McCain , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 03:23pm EDT

Risks of boomerangs a reality in world of cyberwar

The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran's oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries.

Tags: cybersecurity , Flame , Stuxnet , DHS , CIA , cybersecuirty update

Saturday - 06/02/2012, 09:11am EDT

White House issues veto threat on veterans bill

The White House is warning that President Barack Obama will veto a widely popular House spending bill for veterans' programs and construction projects at military bases.

Tags: House , Congress , veterans , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:52pm EDT

White House unveils new tool to stop improper payments

The White House launched a new "Do Not Pay" tool on Thursday to prevent improper payments to individuals and companies. Agency heads must submit plans to adopt the tool by June 30.

Tags: OMB , Treasury Department , Improper payments , Danny Werfel , Do Not Pay list , Jeffrey Zients

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 04:23pm 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 , Michael OConnell

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

Romney blasts Obama, Washington 'bureaucrats'

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Obama and "thousands and thousands" of federal workers, for creating an attack on free enterprise.

Tags: Mitt Romney , workforce , election , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:36pm EDT
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