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Cuts to military pay and benefits can't wait, Pentagon tells Congress

Defense officials say they are eagerly awaiting next year's report from a Congressionally-chartered commission that's currently examining military compensation. But officials say intense pressure on the top-line defense budget demands significant changes to personnel spending.

Tags: military pay , Jared Serbu , DoD , Pentagon , Congress

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:34am EDT

Under sequestration, IRS workforce declined by 6K

Under the squeeze of sequestration, the size of the Internal Revenue Service's workforce contracted by nearly 6,000 employees by the end of last year, according to new IRS data. At the end of fiscal 2013, the IRS workforce stood at 83,613 employees -- the fewest number in more than decade. That's also 5,938 fewer employees than the agency had on board at the end of fiscal 2012.

Tags: IRS , workforce , John Koskinen , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:57pm EDT

Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose (ret.), Air Force

A decade's worth of catch-up coming in the Air Force.

Tags: Dale Meyerrose , Air Force , In Depth

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:37pm EDT
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Eric Shinseki, Secretary, Veterans Affairs Department

Cash, drugs and science experiments are all part of VA's fiscal 2015 budget request.

Tags: Eric Shinseki , Veterans Affairs , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate , In Depth

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:58pm EDT
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Benjamin Corb, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Can science agencies bounce back from sequestration?

Tags: benjamin corb , Federal Drive , NIH , NSF , science , funding

Friday - 03/14/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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OMB's Cobert says new performance goals to 'drive tangible outcomes'

In the fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress, the White House detailed 15 cross-agency priority goals and almost 100 agency-specific goals. The goals and new strategic plans are laying the groundwork for agencies to continue to improve mission delivery and operations over the next two years.

Tags: management , performance management , Beth Cobert , OMB , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , data driven reviews , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:45am EDT
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Sequestration forces Coast Guard to get creative

Like many agencies, the Coast Guard continues to feel the effects of sequestration, reducing its operating costs by 25 percent last year. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp talks about where the agency was impacted most and how it worked through the challenges.

Tags: sequestration , workforce , management , Coast Guard , Robert Papp , Federal Drive , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, Defense Reporter, Federal News Radio

Spending for military bases takes a backseat in the Defense Department's 2015 budget.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , military bases , military construction

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:06pm EDT
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Adm. Bob Papp, Commandant, Coast Guard

Why capturing drug smugglers is becoming harder for the Coast Guard.

Tags: Bob Papp , Coast Guard , drug trafficking , Federal Drive , sequestration

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:28pm EDT
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Furlough appeals continue to stretch MSPB 'beyond capacity'

The Merit Systems Protection Board seeks additional resources in its fiscal 2015 budget request to improve staffing and IT infrastructure. The agency is working through more than 32,000 furlough appeals in addition to its regular workload and also expects a wave of administrative judge retirements.

Tags: Jason Fornicola , MSPB , workforce , Federal Drive , staffing , furlough appeals , Department of Defense , Susan Tsui Grundmann ,

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 09:20am EDT
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