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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

Furloughs go from bluff to reality. What's next?

A week after the bombings in Boston and the catastrophic explosion in Texas, key federal agencies have unveiled or are refining their plans to furlough tens of thousands of workers, including those who protect the country and those who collect the money to pay the bills, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And this makes sense because...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration: The ultimate organic snowman?

When politicians created the sequestration monster, it may have seemed like a good idea at the time. But now that it's here, nobody wants to take credit for it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And politicians who insisted that the cuts be across-the-board are now demanding agencies exempt certain programs and people from furloughs.

Tags: Congress , furloughs , Mike Causey , Federal Report

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

Budget constraints force Army to make tough choices about modernization

The Army's senior leaders have made clear for months that their service's end strength will have to decrease as a result of budget pressure. But the cutbacks can't be only to personnel. Some of the Army's major modernization priorities will have to be sidelined, at least for now.

Tags: DoD , budget , Army , acquisition , Ray Odierno , Institute of Land Warfare , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/27/2014, 04:16am EST
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2014 funding: Agency-by-agency breakdown of spending bill

With the unveiling of the bipartisan spending bill this week, federal agencies are getting a clearer picture of how much funding they'll get for the rest of the fiscal year. Track which agencies will see sizable increases or which will be getting the short end of the stick.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , 2014 appropriations ,

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 09:34am EST

DoD shields basic research, but other R&D will take serious budget hit

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said while the budget agreement adds money back to DoD's overall spending capacity in 2014 and 2015, the deal still doesn't plug holes in the Pentagon's research funding. Kendall estimated R&D funding will drop by as much as 20 percent compared to the department's initial requests.

Tags: Frank Kendall , DoD , readiness , budget , acquisition , research and development , American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:56am EST
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National Guard worried about growing risk of attrition

Amid debates about the proper size of the active military versus the reserve component, the National Guard's chief warned his force will lose its best talent if it's not given opportunities to engage in the guard's federal mission.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , Frank Grass , force readiness , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/10/2014, 03:37am EST
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Army readiness problems will persist through 2020

Army's top uniformed official said the Ryan-Murray budget agreement is a partial remedy to the difficulties the Army has had in training and equipping its troops. But undoing the damage of sequestration will take at least another six years.

Tags: management , workforce , DoD , Army , Ray Odierno , National Press Club , budget , Congress , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:11am EST
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On DoD: Procurement, R&D take brunt of cuts from sequestration

While sequestration took a bite out of nearly everything the Defense Department obligates funds toward, the areas of procurement and R&D took a disproportionate hit, as the department was forced to move money out of those accounts to protect current operations.

Tags: On DoD , Alan Shaffer , DoD , acquisition , R&D , Jared Serbu , A New Era in Technology

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 01:24pm EST
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