1st Lt. Michael Ferguson has combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a former Army Ranger instructor and writes regularly about national security.
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For going on 20 years, Congress and the public have read with a mixture of horror and fascination the reports coming out of the inspectors general, first for Iraq and then for Afghanistan reconstruction.
After years of uncertain budgets and constant war, the military services say they are near adaquate readiness levels.
Federal News Network details five of the Section 809 panel’s third and final set of recommendations that readers should pay close attention to over the next year.
The General Services Administration approves the technologies and the vendors and the White House sets the parameters for the security of federal facilities. But GAO says upgrades aren’t happening quickly enough.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking the Office of Personnel Management how it’s making sure federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown are still receiving healthcare coverage.
Section 809 panel delivers 2,000 pages of proposed fixes to DoD acquisition, including a sweeping overhaul of how the Pentagon buys commercially-available goods and services.
In today’s Federal Newscast, along with bonuses, the Transportation Security Administration said it can legally pay employees who worked the first day of the shutdown.
Two weeks after the cut off, DoD now says more than 400,000 service members signed up for the blended retirement system (BRS) and 150,000 new service members were automatically enrolled in the program.