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Gates: Compensation, benefits more than a third of DoD budget

When Robert Gates was secretary of Defense, he tried three years in a row to increase out-of-pocket expenses for TRICARE participants. But Congress voted that down every time.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , Quadrennial Defense Review , TRICARE , In Depth , benefits , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:39pm EST
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White House budget breakdown: FY 2015 agency-by-agency funding levels

President Barack Obama released his fiscal 2015 budget blueprint Tuesday. The budget proposal lays out the administration's spending priorities for next year, but Congress holds the final purse strings and is likely to balk at several of the proposals. Track the Obama's administration's proposed funding levels for federal agencies below.

Tags: White House , Barack Obama , budget levels

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 11:13am EST

Pentagon seeks new out-of-pocket charges for TRICARE beneficiaries

Family members of active duty service members and military retirees would see new fees under the Defense Department's proposal to consolidate TRICARE plans, as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request sent to Congress Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Mark Ramsay , Robert Hale , workforce , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:51am EST
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Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget

Tags: 2015 budget , management

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:30am EST

White House budget aims to boost federal employee pay, training

The White House's fiscal 2015 budget proposal released Tuesday aims to boost funding for federal-employee training, which has been hard hit by across-the-board sequestration cuts in recent years. The budget also proposes a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees and leaves untouched federal retirement programs.

Tags: OMB , 2015 budget , pay and benefits , pay raise , workforce , FEHBP , FECA , NTEU , AFGE , NFFE

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 04:39pm EST

Agency-by-agency summary of Obama's 2015 proposed budget

President Barack Obama released top-line numbers for his proposed 2015 budget today. What's in it for your agency?

Tags: 2015 budget , Barack Obama , management

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:36pm EST

Online Chat: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and Connecticut State Representative Diana Urban join Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss what needs to be done to fix the failing federal budget process. View an archive of the recent chat.

Tags: David Walker , Diana Urban , Connecticut , online chat , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:13pm EST

What the federal government can learn from the state of Connecticut

The state of Connecticut relies on a results-based accountability model to develop its budget. Rep. Diana Urban says the system offers a structure that allows lawmakers to create a shared vision and get rid of programs that are not achieving that vision. Rep. Urban's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Diana Urban , Connecticut , results-based accountability , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Biennial budget process will reduce agency waste, increase congressional efficiency

Twenty states currently use biennial budgeting, with great results, says Congressman Reid Ribble. Rep. Ribble's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Congress , Reid Ribble , Wisconsin , House of Representatives , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST
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