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Carter steps down, Fox appointed new acting deputy DoD secretary

As Ashton Carter leaves the Pentagon as its deputy defense secretary, the long-time public servant criticizes the political divisiveness in Washington as being detrimental to the readiness of U.S. forces.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , DoD , people , Christine Fox , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 12:31pm EST

Will budget committee target feds' retirement contributions?

Even as mystery surrounds the work of the House-Senate budget committee negotiating over fiscal 2014 funding levels and possible alternatives to devastating across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration, there's consensus emerging about some of the potential bargaining chips the committee is likely to use. That includes requiring federal workers to contribute more of their salaries toward their pensions.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , pay and benefits , retirement , retirement contributions , Stephen Lynch , Jack Moore

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:00am EST

Should you worry or is US military at the ready?

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress

Saturday - 11/30/2013, 09:04am EST

Sequestration crisis at the FBI

The drastic budgetary cuts that face the FBI pose a clear and present danger to national security and to the citizens of the United States. If these cuts remain in place it will not be a question of if, but rather when disaster will occur, says Ellen Glasser, president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

Tags: FBI , Ellen Glasser

Friday - 11/22/2013, 02:00am EST

How sequestration and hiring freezes are shaping the future of SSA

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner at the Social Security Administration, discusses the human resources pressures caused by tightening budgets.

Tags: Reginald Wells , SSA , budget , CHCO , human resources , Sean McCalley , Agency of the Month

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 11:24am EST
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Air Force must shrink, with or without sequestration

The Air Force's acting top official says even if sequestration is repealed, the service has an imbalance between its personnel costs and the money it must spend to keep its force trained and ready. Unfortunately, the Air Force may not have any trouble getting airmen to leave the service voluntarily.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , readiness , Eric Fanning , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/15/2013, 07:58am EST
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Mikulski seeks two-year sequestration solution

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, took to the Senate floor this week calling on House-Senate budget negotiators to look at replacing the across-the-board sequestration cuts for at least two years.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Hal Rogers , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/08/2013, 12:23pm EST

Fed groups: Pay and benefits should be off the table in budget talks

A coalition of more than two dozen federal-employee unions and advocacy groups is calling on budget negotiators to come up with a way to undo the across-the-board sequestration budget cuts that are poised to slash agency spending by billions more this year. But following three years of a pay freeze and the recent 16-day government shutdown, the groups are equally adamant that changes to federal employees' pay and benefits should be off the table.

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal-Postal Coalition , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , budget , Congress , retirement contributions , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:24am EST
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