Familiar debates over the caps set in the Budget Control Act will crop again during the next administration, defense budget analyst Todd Harrison said at a press briefing marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 law. The Defense Department has avoided many of the dire consequences it predicted would happen during 10 years of “devastating cuts.” But it’s used a series of workarounds to dodge many of the impacts.
The Defense Department is considering another emergency fund to pay for wartime expenses, leaving some to ask have supplemental funds gone too far?
A top Department of Homeland Security official thinks 2017 is the big year for cybersecurity investment.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said she is spending at least part of her last year in Congress advocating for more money for science and medical research, and for an overall pay raise for federal employees.
The Air Force had previously predicted it would be fully ready for high-end conflict by 2025. That date keeps slipping because its pilots and planes are busy in the Middle East.
Pundits say every action that comes out of Capitol Hill this year — bills, nominations or hearings — has ties to the 2016 elections.
In Tuesday’s federal headlines, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says the Department of Defense is falling behind on the plan to shrink its civilian workforce
Federal News Radio counts down the 10 biggest stories that came out of Congress in 2015.
Military undersecretaries have limited time to work as their branches’ chief management officers before the next administration takes charge.
After a year of being the target in a one-sided game of Russian roulette, federal workers can relax. At least for a couple of weeks, and probably longer than that.
While a continuing resolution seems likely in the waning days of the short-term spending bill the government is currently operating under, federal employees once again have found themselves looking over their shoulders for any sign of a shutdown.
When sequestration led agencies to furlough employee two years ago, not everyone took it lying down. The National Federation of Federal Employees launched two lawsuits. It accused the Defense Department of violating the law. The employees’ salaries were not paid from the main pot of funds that had been cut by the law. There’s now an ending to this story. Here to tell it is Debra D’Agostino, an employment attorney at the Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service, in this week’s Legal Loop.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office looked at four agencies to see how their money management and use of unobligated balances helped offset the impacts of the government shutdown and sequestration.
Congress will rework the Defense authorization act to conform to budget deal parameters if it cannot garner enough votes to override the President’s veto.