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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

USPS to offer buyouts to 21,000 postmasters

As part of a cost-savings plan designed to halt the closings of rural postal facilities, the U.S. Postal Service said it would offer $20,000 buyout incentive payments to 21,000 full-time postmasters.

Tags: USPS , buyouts , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 08:44pm EDT

Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Tags: Congress , Senate Armed Services Committee , David Venlet , Janet Wolfenbarger , Walter Skiller , F-35 Lighting II , Francis Rose , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

DoD using cyber teams like aircraft - for offense and defense

Gen. Keith Alexander said a recent cyber exercise is the first time the military showed it can do offensive and defensive capabilities at the same time, by the same team. This was part of Alexander's answers to questions from Sen. John McCain.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , John McCain , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Congress , information sharing , critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:10pm EDT

Senators ask USPS to delay post office closings

The four sponsors of postal reform legislation in the Senate are asking the Postal Service to delay closing post offices and mail processing facilities until the new law is in place.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe , USPS , House , Congress , budget

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 11:01am EDT
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