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Tons of cocaine entering U.S. due to sequestration cuts, rear admiral says

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Charles Michel, director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that cuts from sequestration are limiting the resources available to stop large amounts of cocaine from entering the country.

Tags: Coast Guard , Charles Michel , Joint Interagency Task Force South , cocaine , DoD , DHS , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 11:38am EDT
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OPM processes fewer retirement applications than expected in May

The Office of Personnel Management's efforts to process retirement claims and reduce a longstanding backlog slipped last month, after the agency was forced to cancel employee overtime because of automatic budget cuts. OPM processed 10,954 claims in May, according to new data, 546 fewer than it had projected. That's only the third time in the past 16 months - since the agency rolled out a new plan for clearing the backlog that OPM failed to hit its processing goal.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , Jack Moore , overtime

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 04:03pm EDT

Sequestration: World's dullest soap opera?

Welcome to sequestration, which is currently the world's longest-running interactive game show starring you, your granny, and all your friends and neighbors, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The question is: Are you having fun yet?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , IRS , furloughs

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration: Is there pain beyond the Beltway?

The Washington area is alive and very well as it enters the third month of sequestration, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what about feds in other places? Is their life beyond the Beltway? What's sequestration doing to feds in Ogden, Utah, and Maricopa County. Ariz.? How are communities like Hampton, Va., and Huntsville, Ala., holding up?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , furloughs ,

Monday - 06/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration slows network modernization that Navy can't wait for

In the initial round of installations, the Navy hoped to outfit 15 ships with the new standardized IT architecture. But fiscal 2013 budget problems will cut the number of ships roughly in half.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , CANES , William Leigher , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , budget ,

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:59am EDT
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Sequestration solutions: Furloughs, buyouts, nothing

If you told your giant nationwide operation to make across-the-board cuts, you would think each manager would do roughly the same thing. But since sequestration has been imposed, each federal agency has acted differently, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some have frozen hiring while others are still recruiting. Some are furloughing employees while some are paying them to leave. So what's your agency doing?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , furloughs

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD furlough decision driven by readiness concerns

Roughly 680,000 DoD civilians will be forced to take one day off per week without pay between July 8 and the end of the fiscal year as a result of the automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration. Jessica Wright, acting undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, told In Depth with Francis Rose the decision wasn't an easy one.

Tags: Jessica Wright , DoD , furloughs , readiness , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 07:04pm EDT
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EPA cuts furlough hours

In the second phase of furloughs at the Environmental Protection Agency, employees are now looking at 23 furlough hours instead of 47.

Tags: EPA , furloughs , John OGrady , AFGE

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:19pm EDT

HUD reorg plan violates furlough agreement, union says

The American Federal of Government Employees says the Housing and Urban Development Department's plan to reorganize to save costs runs counter to an agreement it has with the union over employee furloughs.

Tags: Eddie Eitches , AFGE , HUD , furloughs , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 01:02pm EDT
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DoD waging 'continuing war' on unproductive acquisition bureaucracy

The Pentagon will begin tracking how much time its acquisition managers spend performing and responding to oversight in an effort to remove "non-value-added" processes from the procurement system.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu , CSIS , oversight

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 05:49am EDT
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