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Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , budget , financial management , Congress ,

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

GSA employees under IG investigation received $1.1M in bonuses

A congressional investigation has revealed that $1.1 million in bonuses were awarded to 84 employees of the General Services Administration while the inspector general was probing these individuals for wrongdoing or misconduct.

Tags: GSA , Claire McCaskill , Shakeup at GSA , pay and benefits , Congress ,

Monday - 06/04/2012, 12:36pm EDT

Senate panel reins in Pentagon on clean energy

A sharply divided Senate Armed Services Committee voted this week to prohibit the military from spending money on alternative fuels if the cost exceeds traditional fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/25/2012, 04:36pm EDT

Senate confirms wave of DoD nominees, new OFPP administrator

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joe Jordan as administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, as well as nominations for seven key Defense Department positions.

Tags: Joe Jordan , OFPP , DoD , Frank Kendall , Federal Drive , James Miller , Erin Conaton , Jessica Wright , Katrina McFarland , Defense Acquisition University , Kathleen Hicks , Derek Chollet , procurement , acquisition , DoD Report

Friday - 05/25/2012, 11:20am EDT

Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Senate Armed Service Committee , National Defense Authorization Act , Air Force , Air National Guard , National Guard , Carl Levin , John McCain , Pat Leahy , Harry Wyatt , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Inquiry hears of wider Secret Service misbehavior

The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.

Tags: Secret Service , Joe Lieberman , Mark Sullivan ,

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 12:44pm EDT

Lieberman warns of 'electronic jihad' in call for cyber bill's passage

An Al Qaeda video calling for "electronic jihad" against western government and infrastructure is "the clearest evidence we've seen" that Al Qaeda wants to attack according to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)

Tags: Joseph Lieberman , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 08:35am EDT
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