Federal Newscast

  • Thursday federal headlines – September 17, 2015

    In today’s news, federal employees can begin signing up for the self-plus one option in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program when the annual open season starts Nov. 9, Defense Secretary Ash Carter isn’t planning for sequestration as he works with the military services for the 2017 budget planning cycle, and four senators have repeated their call for President Barack Obama to name a permanent inspector general at the Veterans Affairs Department.

  • Wednesday federal headlines – September 16, 2015

    In today’s news, the Pentagon appears headed to a separate personnel system for its civilian employees, Army Secretary John McHugh has warned sequestration would put the Army in what he called a very bad place, and federal chief information officers see a silver lining in the massive data breach suffered by the Office of Personnel Management.

  • Tuesday federal headlines – September 15, 2015

    In today’s news, a Republican presidential candidate’s call to end labor unions for federal employees is drawing fury from his targets, the Air Force will develop and field systems more quickly by making companies compete in design and development phases, and the FBI needs a new chief information officer.

  • Monday federal headlines – September 14, 2015

    In today’s news, a group of Democrat congressional members have introduced a bill to avoid a government shutdown, the Census Bureau details how it plans to test mobile devices for the 2020 population count and women-owned small businesses are now eligible for sole-source contracts, bringing them on par with other socioeconomic programs.