Mark Warner

  • Senators focus on FAA, not CTO at hearing

    Lawmakers push for faster and more inclusive implementation of new air traffic control system. CTO nominee Chopra faces little scrutiny from committee.

  • 2009 Revisited: Mark Warner on BRAC’s effect on NoVa traffic

    Sen. Mark Warner fills us in on a Northern Virginia traffic study on the effects of BRAC in the region.

  • Inside Government – April 30th, 2010

    James Cameron Director, ”Avatar” John Berry Director, Office of Personnel Management Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) Sharon Pinnock Director, AFGE Membership and Organization Department Perry Pidgeon Hooks President, Hooks Book Events Bob Hill Financial Advisor, First Command

  • Warner Tries to Convince Pentagon

    U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says Virginia officials should keep up the fight against the closing of a defense command in Norfolk. According to the Associated Press, the Virginia Democrat also suggested a different tack during a stop in Portsmouth on Thursday. He said Virginia officials should convince the Pentagon that it makes military and economic sense to keep the Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced this month he wants to close the command, which employs some 6,000 military and civilian workers.

  • Sen. Warner pushes agency performance reforms

    Warner’s proposed legislation requires federal agencies to do less work with performance data more often. More details from Mark Warner.

  • Sen. Warner ‘troubled’ over JFCOM

    Unconvinced any significant analysis was conducted” prior to Aug. 9th announcement

  • JFCOM rebranding, downsizing, but not closing

    A memorandum signed by the president Thursday night gives DoD the green light to formally shut down the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said about half the command’s functions will stay in the Norfolk area, while Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner’s office said JFCOM would be revamped and renamed.

  • JFCOM closure timeline begins to take shape

    Gen. Ray Odierno, the current commander of Joint Forces Command, said the organization will likely cease to exist within the next year. He will finish an implementation plan to shut the command down and transfer its remaining functions within the next 45 days.

  • Warner: give feds a say in program cuts

    With President Obama recently signing new government reform legislation, lawmakers said accurate data about agencies and their programs will be the key to effective change. Sen. Mark Warner said budget pressures will make improving program performance more pressing than ever before. Warner wants to increase collaboration between long term federal employees and leadership in Congress and the White House.

  • Experts optimistic about updated performance bill

    Past attempts at government reform through evaluation haven’t had much success. But with the recent passage of a law that updates GPRA, some experts say this time could be different.