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Transit subsidy, Social Security tax break becomes law

The President is expected to sign into law Friday the sweeping bipartisan tax package that includes a tax break for social security and a continuation of the public transit benefit.

Tags: Congress , taxes , Social Security , pay and benefits , transit subsidy , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , Associated Press ,

Friday - 12/17/2010, 12:01pm EST

Aerospace group opposes DoD budget cuts

Defense News reports that the Aerospace Industries Association says cuts to defense spending will hurt a major driver of the economy.

Tags: Marion Blakey , Aerospace Industries Association , DoD Update , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 04:05pm EST

DoD to streamline IT acquisition

A Congressionally-mandated report issued by the Defense Department finds the acquisition and budget processes being used for IT were designed for major weapons systems - not 21st century computer systems. The recommendations would let DoD keep pace with rapid developments in the IT marketplace.

Tags: contracting , technology , DoD , OMB , Congress , William Lynn , IT acquisition , agile development , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 02:12pm EST

Pay freeze, funding questions answered as end of year approaches

Questions about agency funding, pay freezes, and benefits are answered for feds as the end of the year approaches.

Tags: Congress , pay freeze , pay and benefits , pay debate , DADT , furlough , transit subsidy , omnibus , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 01:27pm EST

Senate passes Acquisitions Improvement Act

The bill aims to improve acquisition workforce training, increase accountability and expand the use of the Acquisition Workforce Training Fund.

Tags: Susan Collins , Acquisition Improvement Act , acquisition , procurement , contracting , Senate , OFPP , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 01:20pm EST

Defense Authorization Act failiure could hurt veterans

Tim Embree, an Iraq veteran and a legislative associate of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, explained the ramifications for vets if the defense spending act does not pass Congress.

Tags: Tim Embree , Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , Defense Authorization Bill , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:26pm EST
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DoD faces possible $19B shortfall

DoD Buzz reports that the DoD budget in 2011 may be short $19 billion.

Tags: DoD Update , DoD Buzz , continuing resolution , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/10/2010, 03:45pm EST

Defense Authorization blocked in Senate

Effort to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" doesn't make it past a vote for debate in the Senate, and with it stalls billions of dollars in spending.

Tags: newsstand , defense , Ceongress , Federal Eye , Washington Post , DoD Update , Defense Authorization Bill , Jolie Lee , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:55am EST

Modesty rules in holiday parties

A survey by HR professionals find more companies are holding holiday parties but the parties are scaled back.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , holiday parties , Harvard Business Review

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:07pm EST
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