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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 8, 2013

Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. Dov Zakheim reviews what DoD Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel can expect from Congress. Attorney Mark Schamel explains how the Defense Authorization Bill helps off-duty law enforcement agents. Erik Olson of the Pew Health Group discusses new food safety rules issued by the FDA. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service previews the SAMMIE nomination process. Katherine McFate discusses OMB Watch's name change.

Tags: Martin Libicki , RAND Corporation , Dov Zakheim , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Mark Schamel , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice , Defense Authorization Bill , Officer Safety Act , Erik Olson , FDA , Pew Health Group , John Palguta , SAMMIE , Partnership for Public Service , Katherine McFate , Center for Effective Government , OMB Watch , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 08:41am EST

More fiscal clashes loom as new Congress opens

Tags: Congress , House ,

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:28pm EST

Lawmakers 'committed' to postal reform in new Congress

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said they were committed to working together to pass postal reform legislation in the new Congress. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe renewed his call for congressional action, saying the agency faces an "unsustainable" financial path.

Tags: Congress , House , USPS , postal reform bill , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:06pm EST

'Fiscal cliff' deal restores mass-transit subsidy

The bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" reinstates parity between the parking and mass-transit subsidies. The mass-transit subsidy was reduced in 2011 to $125 even as a similar subsidy for parking benefits was increased to $240 a month.

Tags: mass-transit subsidy , pay and benefits , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , House ,

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 06:47pm EST

Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president's $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies, which is still less than last year's $80 billion budget.

Tags: House , Congress , CIA , al-Qaida , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , Diane Feinstein , House Intelligence Committee , Senate Intelligence Committee

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:07am EST

Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tags: FBI , CIA , Congress , Obama administration , Libya , DHS , Susan Rice , al-Qaida , John Kerry

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

Memorial service for Sen. Inouye held in Hawaii

The late Sen. Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as an American hero whose legacy as a war veteran and longtime senator would be felt across Hawaii for years to come.

Tags: Senate Appropriations Committee , Daniel Inouye

Sunday - 12/23/2012, 06:26pm EST
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