Federal Newscast

  • Monday federal headlines – October 5, 2015

    In today’s news, President Barack Obama says he will not accept another short-term funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, a contested provision of the Defense authorization bill makes it through a congressional conference, and FEMA is re-engineering DisasterAssistance.gov to better meet its customers needs.

  • Friday federal headlines – October 2, 2015

    In today’s news, federal employees and retirees who had their personal data stolen should begin receiving letters from the Office of Personnel Management over the next several days, the Air Force is lagging behind the other military services in making its service contracts competitive, and Nov. 5 is the next date federal employees should pay close attention to in the battle of the 2016 budget.

  • Thursday federal headlines – October 1, 2015

    In today’s news, President Barack Obama signed a clean funding bill yesterday to keep the government open through Dec. 11, Ashton Carter advises President Barack Obama to veto the Defense Authorization bill, and Martha Dorris, a well-known and well respected leader in the federal IT community, is retiring after 34 years in government.

  • Wednesday federal headlines – September 30, 2015

    In today’s news, Senate lawmakers are pushing defense officials for a definitive policy on cyber attacks, the Homeland Security Department will create a new chief learning and engagement officer position, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) introduces a bill to guarantee service members and DoD civilian employees get paid in the event of a government shutdown.

  • Tuesday federal headlines – September 29, 2015

    In today’s news, federal employees will learn today just how much their healthcare will cost in 2016, federal employees said they’re slightly more engaged in their jobs this year, and the Homeland Security Department continues to invest big bucks in cybersecurity.

  • Monday federal headlines – September 28, 2015

    In today’s news, a top Navy official says it will probably take the permission of the president to use a cyber-offensive weapon, agencies are prepared if the government shuts down on Thursday, and a government shutdown in October looks less likely, now that House Speaker John Boehner is resigning.

  • Friday federal headlines – September 25, 2015

    In today’s news, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moves a bipartisan, stopgap spending bill to fund the government, Pete Tseronis, the Energy Department’s chief technology officer, is leaving government, and 11 freshman Republican members tell Congress it should avoid another government shutdown.

  • Thursday federal headlines – September 24, 2015

    In today’s news, the Defense Information Systems Agency says its cyber defense headquarters has been involved in seven named operations since it began in January, the Treasury Department is looking for more feedback on USASpending.gov, and the FAA weighs in on the papal visit to the United States.

  • Monday federal headlines – September 21, 2015

    In today’s news, Washington braces for a visit from Pope Francis, Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall signs over some of his acquisition powers to the military secretaries, and a White House staff member was killed when his bicycle was struck by a car during a charity ride over the weekend.

  • Friday federal headlines – September 18, 2015

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  • 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.