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Feds: Aggressive pitbulls or quaking chihuahuas

Now that government workers are under attack by politicians, how much clout do federal and postal workers have, and are they going to use it in November? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey searches for answers.

Tags: Congress , House , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds on the road to nowhere

Congress is taking a new road, literally, in its drive to trim federal retirement benefits and force civil servants to kick in more to their pension plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. This time its the so-called highway bill ...

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , House ,

Friday - 02/10/2012, 02:00am EST
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2 senators urge adoption of cybersecurity bill

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said the United States is under cyber attack and that cybersecurity was a matter of national security.

Tags: Richard Blumenthal , Sheldon Whitehouse , Congress , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 10:35am EDT

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 , Jim Webb , Kelly Ayotte , budget

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:56am EDT
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Zombie government

Would changing federal retirement rules trigger a mad rush to retirement? Or would it turn the government into an institution run by tired, over- the-hill zombies, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders ... kind of like Congress.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , Congress , annuity payments , House ,

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Senator questions delay in reporting TSP cyber breach

One senator is questioning why it took nine months for the Thrift Savings Plan board to find out about a sophisticated cyber attack that compromised 123,000 TSP participants' accounts. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also wants to know why Congress wasn't informed of the breach until more than a month after it was reported to the board.

Tags: Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , cybersecurity , TSP , hacker , Robert Mueller , Greg Long , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 01:29pm EDT

Cyber bill tracker

The pressing need for cybersecurity legislation has led to widely divergent paths in the House and Senate. The House has opted for a more incremental approach, while the Senate has crafted comprehensive legislation

Tags: cybersecurity , Harry Reid , Darrell Issa , John McCain , Mike Rogers , Dan Lungren , NSA , DHS , House Homeland Security Intelligence Committee , Joseph Lieberman , Dianne Feinstein , Jay Rockefeller , Susan Collins , Michael McCaul , NSF , Elijah Cummings , Congress , House ,

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:47pm EDT

Senate approves Obama choice to lead NRC

Geologist Allison Macfarlane will replace Gregory Jaczko, who announced his resignation last month after a tumultuous three-year tenure.

Tags: Allison Macfarlane , Gregory Jaczko , NRC , Kristine Svinicki

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:53pm EDT

Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

The bill sent for President Barack Obama's signature enables just over $100 billion to be spent on highway, mass transit and other transportation programs over the next two years, projects that would have expired Saturday without congressional action. Federal employees' retirement benefits are safe under the bill, which also allows retirement-eligible federal employees to choose partial retirement.

Tags: Barack Obama , Transportation , student loans , John Mica , Congress , House ,

Friday - 06/29/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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