The CPI-E Act would require federal retirement programs to use the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) when calculating cost-of-living adjustments. Currently the CPI used is the one for workers.
Former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke has been sworn in as secretary of the Interior Department, assuming oversight of 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West
About 58 percent of federal employees say their workloads have increased since President Donald Trump authorized a temporary hiring freeze for some agencies, according to a recent survey from the National Treasury Employees Union.
The Trump administration’s plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it’s time to consider budget process reform.
Congress is coming in better late than never to try to fund the Defense Department for 2017.
Former senator Dan Coats, the nominee to be the next Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee the agency’s mission grew over the last 12 years, and he wants to find ways to improve how the entire intelligence community works.
President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress offered few new insights into his management agenda, only reiterating his desire to reduce regulations.
Congress wants more from the Trump’s defense budget after hearing about military expansion for months.
An extension and then redesign of the Veterans Choice Program, along with new employee accountability legislation, are top priorities for new Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. He said he’s working with Congress on new legislation to support those initiatives.
In what might be the most politically contentious event in hours, President Donald Trump appears before Congress this evening. David Hawkings, Roll Call senior editor, gives Federal Drive with Tom Temin a preview.
2017 may finally offer a peek of sunlight for another base realignment and closure cycle. Congressional resistance to BRAC is faltering, said Chris Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, and that may bring some fiscal savings to DoD.
The House Homeland Security Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees are going to prioritize oversight of how agencies hire and train their workforces to deal with cybersecurity.
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to “change the rules” to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can’t agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
The Obama administration was the source for a large number of new rules for federal contractors. One rule for defense, by executive order, requires special handling of controlled, but unclassified, information (CUI). Mark Tanner, president of security consulting company Arixmar, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the rule in depth.
The Trump administration needs to work around roadblocks, solidify its plans and use a pinch of skepticism to better the military.