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House defense bill passes with slight pay, TRICARE increases

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed the House on a 322-96 vote. The bill determines defense spending levels and policy.

Tags: DoD , National Defense Authorization Act , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 05:51pm EDT

Defense bill denies raises for poor performers

The House is expected to vote today on the bill, which will set spending levels and policy for the DoD in fiscal year 2012.

Tags: Defense Authorization Bill , DoD , pay and benefits , pay for performance , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Allen West , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 12:55pm EDT

Civilian BRAC bill clears subcommittee mark-up

The legislation would save taxpayers billions of dollars, claims the bill's sponsor Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif).

Tags: Jeff Denham , OMB , federal properties , BRAC , consolidation , Congress , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 07:02pm EDT

White House threatens veto over F-35 JSF funding

Congress stopped funding for the engine in this year's Continuing Resolution, but the House added the engine to the 2012 bill.

Tags: DoD Report , Government Executive , Defense Authorization Bill , veto , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 04:28pm EDT

D.C. Council approves 2012 budget proposal

The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to the city's fiscal 2012 budget -- a spending plan that includes an increase in some taxes as well as more money for human services.

Tags: D.C. Council , Mark Segraves , Vincent Gray , Kwame Brown ,

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 01:10pm EDT

Gates: Pay and benefits should be on table for cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military is not the cause of the nation's debt and deficits -- but it needs to be part of the solution. And he said finding that solution could involve reexamining military pay and benefits.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , DoD budget , Robert Gates , efficiency initiatives , management , American Enterprise Institute , Cato Institute , TRICARE , Christopher Preble , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:21am EDT
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What to know for an agency re-org

Cutting some fat at your organization with reorganization. Karen Knowles, the General Manager for the US Federal Government business unit at the SAS Institute has more information

Tags: In Depth , management , reorganization , SAS Institute , Karen Knowles

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 07:38pm EDT
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Budget battle analysis: feds are not the problem

Even with all the talk of federal employee pay cuts, and freezes, there is likely to be very little change. Former Under Secretary of Commerce, Robert Shapiro explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay debate , Robert Shapiro , Sonecon

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , SSA , DoJ , Smithsonian , State , pay and benefits , Defense , 2011 budget , Air Force , hiring

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT
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