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Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , diversity , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Ben Cardin , Kirsten Gillibrand , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Elijah Cummings , House , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT
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Navy official calls cyber greatest, long-term threat

The Navy's top man in Europe said cyber is the threat that keeps him up at night.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Navy , DoD , James Stavridis ,

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:49am EDT

Senators digging into GSA conferences in all regions

Two high-ranking senators requested information about conference travel and spending in all GSA regions in a detailed letter on Friday.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Dan Tangherlini , oversight

Friday - 05/18/2012, 03:30pm EDT

AFGE Celebrates National Nurses Week - May 4th, 2012 and May 11th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard and Legislative Representative Marilyn Park preview National Nurses Week May 6 - 12. The trio discusses challenges federal nurses face at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Prisons and Department of Defense and highlights the union's Nurses Steering Committee.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , J. David Cox , Jane Nygaard , Marilyn Park , Veteran Affairs , Bureau of Prisons , DoD , House of Representatives ,

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:23pm EDT
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Senate Democrats reject House GOP budget plan

Tags: House , budget , Paul Ryan

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:59pm EDT

Grassley criticizes IRS for dragging feet on whistleblower cases

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) talked to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his objections to how the Internal Revenue Service handles whistleblower complaints.

Tags: Chuck Grassley , Congress , IRS , Federal Drive , whistleblower

Friday - 05/11/2012, 12:56pm EDT
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Civil liberties groups oppose Senate cyber bill

More than 30 civil liberties groups have come out against the leading cybersecurity bill in the Senate.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , ACLU , Reporters Without Borders , congres

Friday - 05/11/2012, 11:07am EDT

The creature that ate your pension

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 05/11/2012, 02:00am EDT
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