Federal News Countdown: Chinese President visits, DoD seeks pay changes


  • Sharon Burke, senior adviser, New America Foundation; external adviser, Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
  • Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow, Booz Allen Hamilton; former Chief Human Capital Officer for the Intelligence Community



Burke’s stories

#3. What was really going on in that awkward debate moment about putting a woman on the $10 (Vox.com) #2.  After Devastating Utah Floods, Final Body Found in Zion National Park (NBC News)

#1. Chinese President’s State Visit Has Weighty Agenda and Busy Schedule (The New York Times)

And FAQ: Pope Francis visits Washington (WTOP)


Sanders’ stories

#3. How do you keep millennials from quitting the feds? (Federal Times)

#2.   Lawmakers Push for Immediate Back Pay for Feds if Government Shuts Down (GovExec)

#1. Pentagon seeks broad changes in pay, discipline, other policies for civilian employees (The Washington Post)