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Next two weeks crucial for agency budgets

Steve Bell, the senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide an update into how the supercommittee is coming along and what it all means for the federal budget and federal employees.

Tags: Bipartisan Policy Center , Steve Bell , Congress , supercommittee , House , Senate , continuing resolution

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:19am EST
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Shrinking budgets remain most important acquisition issue

Jan Frye, the deputy assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Acquisition and Logistics, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the conference to discuss the big issues in contract management.

Tags: Jan Frye , VA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , Contracting , Acquisition , Acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , industry ,

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:36am EST
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House bill targets fraud and abuse in Medicare

Reps. John Carney (D-Del.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) introduced a bill today that aims to fight waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Tags: John Carney , Peter Roskam , Medicare , Medicaid , fraud , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Congress , House , Senate ,

Friday - 11/11/2011, 02:47pm EST

Senate committee approves bipartisan Postal Service reform bill

A plan to cut the Postal Service's costs so it can stay in business has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Relations Committee. Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised a vote on the Senate floor as soon as possible, according to committee leaders.

Tags: USPS , Senate , Joe Lieberman , Jon Tester , Workforce , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Coburn , FERS , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 07:22pm EST
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Tighter budgets becoming a management reality

Steve Kelman is a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the former administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Tags: Steve Kelman , management , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 06:53pm EST
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Automatic cuts would 'hollow out the military'

Alexander Bolton of The Hill discusses the status of potential cuts to federal spending that supercommitte is considering.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Alexander Bolton , The Hill , supercommittee

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 10:25am EST
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Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Tags: supercommittee , management , Congress , House , Senate , elijah cummings , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Barack Obama , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , Workforce , hiring , deficit , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT

Top GOP senators press Pentagon on specific cuts

Top Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are pressing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to spell out the "devastating effects" to the military if a special bipartisan panel fails to produce a deficit-cutting plan and nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts kick in.

Tags: DoD , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Leon Panetta , Congress , Senate , supercommittee , Senate Armed Services Committee

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:37pm EDT

IRS to offer buyouts, early retirements

IRS will offer buyouts to employees who do not deal directly with taxpayer services. It's possible that a second round of buyouts will be offered to a wider range of employees.

Tags: IRS , Doug Shulman , pay and benefits , buyouts , retirement , VERA , VSIP , Congress ,

Friday - 11/04/2011, 03:14pm EDT
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Senators examine impact of DoD budget sequestration

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham want Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to take a look at what a supercommittee failure would mean for the military.

Tags: DoD Report , Meredith Shiner , CQ Roll Call , supercommittee , In Depth , sequestration

Friday - 11/04/2011, 07:12pm EDT
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