Shutdown guidance from OMB is out today. The details include information on what you can and can’t do if your agency is closed. And it looks more likely all the time like you might have to use that guidance.
The Navy’s rapid response team is helping the employees, contractors and families Monday’s shootings at the Navy Yard affected. Uniformed, civilian and contract workers can find help through a wide range of services. Ed Cannon is the Navy’s director of fleet and family readiness program. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller about the services available for the entire Navy family.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
New guidance from the Office of Management and Budget tells you what your agency must do and should do to prepare for a shutdown. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey watches what’s going on in Congress and he says the latest events remind him of the words of a famous cartoon squirrel.
Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard bore a tragic resemblance to the 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. In both cases 13 people died when an insider with access to the base fired shots at colleagues. But Defense officials say lessons learned from four years ago may have prevented an even worse outcome at the Navy Yard.
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On Pentagon Solutions, an hour- long look into challenges facing the Defense Department both inside and out of the building, listened to highlights from two different events today, the first wass an update on security measures at military installations. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey updated reporters at the Pentagon this morning.
We also listened to highlights from a House Armed Services Committee hearing today. The lineup includes Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.