If you’ve been on active duty with the National Guard like many federal and postal workers have been, Uncle Sam may have a $5,000 check waiting for you. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey’s got the details.
The shifts on Capitol Hill will have ripple effects throughout government – and cybersecurity issues are no exception.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed the House on a 322-96 vote. The bill determines defense spending levels and policy.
As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.
Senate panel rejects Air Force’s proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.
Congress is poised, for the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, to miss its deadline to pass the one policy bill that’s been considered “must-pass” legislation under administrations of both parties. But the measure’s only chance of success also torpedoes Pentagon proposals for cutting DoD’s internal cost growth. Military personnel would receive a 1 percent pay raise next year.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has already set about implementing a plan to cut $1 billion from the Defense Department’s budget by consolidating and reorganizing top Pentagon offices, but lawmakers want to hold his feet to the fire. The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress Dec. 19 enshrines DoD’s ambitious cost-cutting and streamlining plan into law.
Jim Phillips, executive vice president of Centre Consulting, will discuss various contracting issues with host Mark Amtower. March 3, 2014
Jim Phillips, executive vice president of Centre Consulting, will discuss various contracting issues with host Mark Amtower. March 24, 2014
While there’s much speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress, the lame-duck one that returns to Washington today must tackle big challenges of its own. With a continuing resolution set to expire in mid-December, agency budgets hang in the balance.