In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, Beth Moten, legislative and political director for the American Federation of Government Employees is retiring after 31 years with the organization.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, GAO said the lethality and survivability of the littoral combat ship is still unproven and that the Navy has had to lower requirements and remove several design features.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, the Obama administration said it supports the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, because it will help more than 24 million working- and middle-class families. The bill passed the Senate with changes already, the House just needs to approve of the changes.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act of 2015 helps prevent charge card misuse and abuse by requiring the Government Services Administration to continuously examine charge card purchases made across the federal government.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015 was blocked with scant explanation by Sen. Harry Reid after the bill’s proponents spoke.
In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, the first round of contracts are looking for vendors who can improve situational awareness and security measures for protecting the Internet of Things.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, the paper, authored by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker and New York University professor Paul Light highlights government failures such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the launch of Healthcare.gov.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, the DHS Science and Technology Reform and Improvement Act calls for the Department of Homeland Security to overhaul its technology research efforts.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells lawmakers the Pentagon is still waiting for 16 nominees to be confirmed by the Senate. Carter said 12 of those 16 are still awaiting a hearing to vet them.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is weighing in on the current omnibus spending bill negotiations going on in Congress right now.
In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, the Office of Personnel Management is saying even those who are no longer with us are in need of ID theft protection. An OPM spokesman said about 300,000 of the 21.5 million victims were deceased individuals.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, more stringent security measures are proposed in response to Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s call to improve the protection of defense personnel.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, the identities of the suspects and whether they are connected to the Chinese government remain unknown. Officials say it is also hard to confirm whether those arrested were actually connected to the OPM breach.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the Senate bill would cancel the Postal Service’s requirement to pre-fund 80 percent of retiree health benefits. USPS said this requirement is one of the main reasons for its financial instability.