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New program brings veterans into acquisition workforce

Lisa Doyle, chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about an internship for returning veterans who want to be contracting specialists.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , acquisition , contracting , Lisa Doyle , VA Acquisition Academy , Federal Drive , veterans

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:27pm EST
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Election-year survival kit for politicians

A number of self-proclaimed insiders, reporters, lobbyists, think tank residents and a select group of psychics think they know what what's going to be in the election-year survival kit for members of Congress, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... and they say you are not going to like it.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 02:00am EST

Role of DoD assistant secretary for networks changes

The position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integeration no longer has acquisition-specific functions or resources for command, control, communications, non-intelligence space matters and major automated information systems.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update ,

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:33am EST

Air Force cuts personnel to meet revised mission

The Air Force expects to cut its end strength by roughly 10,000 under the new DoD strategy the Pentagon revealed last week. Also the Army's service chief indicated DoD plans to ask Congress for two more rounds of base realignments and closures.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , strategic guidance , Budget Control Act , Army , Air Force , BRAC , end strength , Norton Schwartz , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:25am EST
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Federally Employed Women group keeps eye on pay, benefit issues

Janet Kopenhaver, FEW's Washington representative, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what her group is working on for its members in the federal workforce.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federally Employed Women , Janet Kopenhaver , Congress

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:54pm EST
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President Kennedy's executive order granting federal bargaining rights remembered - January 20th, 2012 and January 27th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Metal Trades Department President Ron Ault celebrate the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 10988, which President John F. Kennedy signed to pave the way for collective bargaining rights for federal employees. AFGE 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman and Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Dwight Bowman , Jim Dean , Liz Shuler , Ron Ault

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 09:15pm EST
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DoD's audit goals achievable, Congressional inquiry finds

A special House panel finds DoD's audit plan is credible, but successful implementation will depend on commitment of Defense components and future leaders.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , management , financial management , auditability , CFO , CFO Act , Robert Hale , Mike Conaway , Adam Smith , financial improvement and readiness plan , statement of budgetary resources , Senior Executives Service , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:24am EST
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OPM: Fixing retirement backlog 'vitally important'

It's not the easiest time to tackle the growing backlog of retirement applications from federal employees. The Office of Personnel Management has received more than 15,000 new applications this month, which is more than double the normal load, said Retirement Services Director Ken Zawodny.

Tags: Ken Zawodny , OPM , pay and benefits , retirement , technology , Congress , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:49pm EST
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Washington freezes, San Diego sneezes

When there is a major weather event in the Washington, D.C., area, feds in other cities watch, in horror and/or amusement. Like Monday when OPM tested its brand-new foul weather policy, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: OPM , snow policy , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 02:00am EST

Agency CFOs feel strain of impending budget cuts

Agency chief financial officers and deputy CFOs said their top three priorities and challenges all revolve around improving how their agency manages spending, according to an exclusive online survey by Federal News Radio. Agencies expect the 2013 budget request to include significant cuts in across-the-board discretionary spending. CFOs and deputy CFOs also said they are concerned whether their workforces are adequately trained to meet the job's growing demands.

Tags: 2011 and Beyond , CFO Council , CFO survey , financial management , management , budget , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:45pm EST
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