Recent federal data underscores the fact that most federal employees live outside D.C., and that at least several thousand civilian federal workers live in every congressional district across the U.S.
Updated with the Small Business Administration’s plans: Federal News Network is compiling a list of agencies that have so far made return-to-office announcements for their employees. The list will be regularly refreshed as we learn more.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing for a potential government shutdown — drawing up a list of which VA employees would be furloughed during a lapse in appropriations, and which employees would remain on the job.
The Defense Department has been spending an increasing amount of its budget on maintenance and support costs to keep its aging fleets of aircraft at a certain level of mission readiness. However, costs keep rising as the lifecycle of aging weapons platforms gets extended, budgets struggle to keep up with inflation ultimately raising potential risks to mission readiness.
Whether you think the U.S. defense budget is too big or two small, one thing is for sure: The planned increase in spending doesn’t keep up with inflation. For more on that, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin talked with someone who says there are ways to reallocate the $800 billion odd dollars to get more capability: Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Wilson Beaver.
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