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Construction industry glad to follow the federal LEED

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council has issued a rule mandating the greening of federal procurements. We get reaction from Marco Giamberardino with the Associated General Contractors of America.

Tags: Federal Drive , FAR , LEED , Marco Giamberardino , Suzanne Kubota ,

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Retirement threats - separating fact from fiction

FMA's Jessica Klement discusses the biggest legislative threat to federal employees' pensions.
June 1, 2011(Encore presentation June 29, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Jessica Klement , FMA , Your Turn , Mike Causey , defined pension , FERS

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 12:56pm EDT
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Debt limit hike denied?

Republicans invited to a White House meeting with President Barack Obama on the troubling national debt are trying to build up pressure for trillions in spending cuts in exchange for any increase in the government's ability to borrow. We get an update from The Hill's Josiah Ryan.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt limit , The Hill , Josiah Ryan , Congress ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 10:31am EDT
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DoD bill allows military cyber activity

White House officials say military operations in cyberspace are vital to national security, but they want Congress add some clarity to the bill.

Tags: Defense Authorization Act , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT

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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