A new House bill would cut the defense civilian workforce by 15 percent before 2020’s end. That’s about 120 thousand people. The Republican sponsors are not the only ones to suggest the Defense Department is too big. But with jobs in nearly every district at stake, it’s a thorny issue to broach.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.