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Bill aims to close small biz contract loopholes

The proposal by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) would establish no more than 20 industries as categories and size standards based on the current Economic Census.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , SBA , contracting , acquisition , In Depth

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 01:30pm EDT

Senate committee clears Carter nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Congress , DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 22

On today's Federal Drive: The House fails to pass a continuing resolution, a Senate subcommittee approves a DHS hiring freeze and the Air Force is offering some 6,000 civilian buyouts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , House , Congress , DHS , Air Force , buyouts

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 08:53am EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 21

On today's Federal Drive: Talk of government shutdown has ratcheted up as lawmakers squabble over a CR, federal information sharing efforts have taken off and the House prepares to square off over various proposals to reform the Postal Service.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , NASA , information sharing , USPS , HSPD-12

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 08:24am EDT

Latest from the O'Donnell campaign trail

The Delaware Senate race has attracted national media attention, mostly due to Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell. CNN's Brian Todd has been following the story and spoke with DorobekINSIDER about the campaign.

Tags: Brian Todd , CNN , Christine O'Donnell , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 05:24pm EDT
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Senate moves to improve the performance of performance management

A former Virginia Governor takes a key role in helping the Senate to understand government performance measurement.

Tags: mngt , performance management , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/30/2009, 08:42am EDT
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Petraeus headed for confirmation

Gen. David Petraeus is a little bit closer to becoming the next commander of the Afghanistan war. The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted in favor of the appointment. It now goes to the full Senate. He will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. He was fired last week for making disparaging remarks in an interview about administration officials. Petraeus could be confirmed by the weekend.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , David Petraeus , Afghanistan , Stanley McChrystal , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:33pm EDT

Gates urges passage of Arms Treaty

The U.S. is better off with a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia than without it. That's what Secretary of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen, also urged the committee to ratify the agreement, saying the treaty has the full support of uniformed leaders. The agreement reduces U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces in a way that strengthens the stability of the U.S.-Russian relationship, Gates said.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Robert Gates , Mike Mullen , Russia , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:15pm EDT
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