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Retiree groups wary of TRICARE proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said last week that he wants to increase health insurance premiums for working-age military retirees by a "modest" amount to take pressure off of DoD's ballooning health care budget. Groups that represent retirees say Gates' past proposals for TRICARE hikes have been anything but modest.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Congress , Robert Gates , TRICARE , Military Officers Association of America , The Retired Enlisted Association , CSIS , Cathy Beasley , Deirdre Holleman , Maren Leed , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 01:51pm EST

Operating costs will eat into DoD efficiency savings

While each of the military services will have access to money freed up by Defense Secretary Robert's Gates efficiency initiative, they will not be able to use it all on new capabilities as he originally intended.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , Mike Mullen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/10/2011, 11:07am EST

Cybersecurity jobs in demand

Evan Lesser, Founder and Director of, talks to host Derrick Dortch about the rise in the demand for cybersecurity professionals.
January 7, 2011 (Encore presentation, April 29, 2011)

Tags: Evan Lesser , , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , pay and benefits , cybersecurity , The Cleared Network

Friday - 01/07/2011, 12:15pm EST

White House to lower DoD budget request for 2012

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that the Pentagon will reduce costs by raising health care premiums of working-age military retirees.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/07/2011, 06:25am EST

GAO: DoD lacks 'sufficient' data on $2.1B in power sources

GAO's Michael Sullivans explains the recommendations for the Defense Department to improve oversight of its power source investments.

Tags: GAO , Dorobek Insider , DoD , power source , Michael Sullivan , accountability , Defense Authorization Bill ,

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 05:48pm EST

Reporters' Roundup: DoD budget cuts, DISA's demilitarized zones

WFED's Jason Miller and Jared Serbu give details on stories they are working on.

Tags: demilitarized zones , DISA , DoD , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , Internet , technology , Jared Serbu , Robert Gates , Reporters' Roundup

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 04:23pm EST

Gates pushes against deeper DoD cuts

Reuters reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to brief Congress on Thursday about the budget cuts over the next five years.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:30pm EST

New Congress enters budget battlefield

The 112th Congress still must pass a budget beyond the current continuing resolution and House GOP make good on promises to rein in the deficit.

Tags: Congress , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , National Journal , Politico , Government Executive

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 01:27pm EST

New culture with new GOP majority?

CNN's Brian Todd explains the Republican promises of more fiscal responsibility and whether or not it's coming true with the new Congress convening.

Tags: CNN , Brian Todd , Congress , fiscal responsibility , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 01:26pm EST

What will happen to agency budgets in 2011?

Off the Shelf host Roger Waldron speaks with Ray Bjorklund, Senior Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer at FedSources, about current agency budget issues.
January 4, 2011 (Encore presentation April 26, 2011)

Tags: Ray Bjorklund , FedSources , contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement , Congress , Congressional Spotlight

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 05:36pm EST
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