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Air Force says readiness problems will last through 2023

Air Force officials say their service already was facing readiness issues because of the high operational tempo of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But sequestration worsened the problems, and continuing the budget caps will set back a readiness recovery.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Congress , readiness , Mark Welsh , Deborah Lee James , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:50am EDT
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Sequestration forces Coast Guard to get creative

Like many agencies, the Coast Guard continues to feel the effects of sequestration, reducing its operating costs by 25 percent last year. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp talks about where the agency was impacted most and how it worked through the challenges.

Tags: workforce , management , budget , Coast Guard , Robert Papp , Federal Drive , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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Adm. Bob Papp, Commandant, Coast Guard

Why capturing drug smugglers is becoming harder for the Coast Guard.

Tags: Bob Papp , Coast Guard , drug trafficking , Federal Drive , budget ,

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:28pm EDT
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From furloughs to hiring freezes, how did your agency deal with sequestration?

In a new report provided to the House Budget Committee, the Government Accountability Office provides more details of just how agencies coped with the mandatory budget reductions under sequestration. Nearly every agency surveyed by GAO canceled or limited monetary performance awards for employees, reduced spending on both travel and training and curtailed hiring. A total of seven agencies furloughed employees.

Tags: GAO , budget , hiring freeze , furloughs , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 12:17pm EDT

Air Force to accelerate headquarters staff cuts

Air Force leaders intend to surpass their share of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's edict to reduce DoD headquarters spending by 20 percent and complete the task several years ahead of schedule. The personnel cuts are part of the service's plan to shrink its size in order to catch up with decades of deferred spending on readiness and modernization.

Tags: DoD , personnel , Air Force , Deborah Lee James , Eric Fanning , readiness , budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/03/2014, 04:52am EST
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Key Senate panel to probe federal pay, morale issues

The Senate subcommittee with oversight of the federal workforce will take up the issue of federal-employee compensation and sinking employee morale. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the subcommittee chairman, said at the National Treasury Employees Union's annual legislative conference that the hearing would focus, in part, on making sure federal pay stays competitive with the private sector.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Senate , Jon Tester , budget , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:39pm EST

OMB tells Congress sequestration cuts aren't needed in 2014

In a new report to lawmakers, the White House determined discretionary spending fell $2 billion below the Budget Control Act caps.

Tags: OMB , budget , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 12:36pm EST

Top federal IT stories of 2013 provide few surprises

Federal News Radio surveyed more than a dozen current and former federal officials about what technology and acquisition stories stood out last year.

Tags: technology , contracting , HealthCare.gov , FITARA , Edward Snowden , Stephen Lewis , Barack Obama , shutdown , OMB , mobility , PortfolioStat , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:59pm EST

NOAA cancels hiring freeze, lifts training ban

Kathryn Sullivan, the acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sent an email to staff today announcing she was lifting the hiring freeze ban on non-mandatory training NOAA put in place last year to offset the impact of sequestration.

Tags: NOAA , Kathryn Sullivan , Commerce Department , hiring freeze , training , workforce , Michael OConnell , NWS , NWSEO

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:57pm EST

Putting your worst foot forward: When bad is good

Now that sequestration is here, normally upbeat federal agencies are putting their worst foot forward, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The mantra is unhappy days are here again. They are telling people what they won't be able to do for them, the services they will be missing and how things can only get worse.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs , Congress

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 02:00am EDT
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