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CBP to cut its IT contractor workforce in half

The agency plans on hiring 500 more federal employees in 2011. Officials said they could save $40 million by reducing the number of vendor employees. CBP also is hiring more lower-level employees to help keep the pipeline of skills flowing.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , DHS , CBP , Ken Ritchhart , IT workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:51am EST

CBP to recompete $1 billion in contracts in 2011

The agency needs to lower IT contract costs to use money for staff and other mission-critical needs. Customs and Border Protection must deal with a several hundred million dollar technology budget cut while needing to update its infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Ken Ritchhart , DHS , CBP , IAC , technology services , spending cuts , performance-based contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:45am EST
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Read This, Save $146.4 Billion!

So how do you sell something to Congress and the public? You must make sure that the numbers you present look good...even if they don't make sense. Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is now in possession of the magic numbers formula and if you read today's column you can save yourself $124.6 billion.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal spending , furloughs , job cuts

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 04:00am EST

Bill changes life insurance payments to lump sum

Rep. Gerry Connolly's bill claims to increase transparency in life insurance payments.

Tags: Federal Life Insurance Transparency Act , life insurance , Gerry Connolly , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 02:41pm EST

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 , Congress , Robert Gates , budget , 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
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What will happen to feds in 2011?

This week's show is all about you - the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress?
January 12, 2011

Tags: Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Andrew Tilghman , Federal Times , Your Turn , Mike Causey , pay freeze , government shutdown , Congress , deficit reduction commission , furlough , Jolie Lee , management , contracting

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 11:48am EST
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Analysis: Fed bashing has broader consequences

Attacks on federal employees can be seen as both a symptom and a consequence of fed bashing. The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , fed bashing , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , recruiting

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 10:41am EST
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USPTO launches satellite office

The first ever USPTO satellite office is about to open in Detroit, Michigan. Patent and Trademark Office Director, David Kappos, explains the reasons for the move and about jobs opening up as a result.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPTO , management , satellite office , David Kappos , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 09:08am EST
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Forecast: Short Pause In Bureaucrat Bashing

Are you sick of politicians telling you that you are overpaid, underworked, pampered bureaucrats? If so Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some good news. You may be in for a brief respite from anti-government types. The bad news is that if it happens it won't be for long.

Tags: Mike Causey , fed bashing

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 04:00am EST

Return of the estate tax?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Marc Levine, Esq. to discuss the new estate and gift tax laws including spousal portability.
January 10, 2011

Tags: estate tax , taxes , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Marc Levine , NITP

Monday - 01/10/2011, 01:46pm EST
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