Budget

  • Pentagon Procurement Changes

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has called for, “a dramatic change in the way we acquire military equipment.” Gates has also said that he wants to rely less on contractors and more on civilian civil…

  • Changes for Feds in the 2010 Budget

    If the Obama administration plans on making federal employees more than just overhead, it will start to make changes with its submission to Congress of the 2010 budget in less than a month. That is…

  • Fighting the Drug War

    The drug wars in Mexico continue, but now there’s hope. About 6,300 people were murdered in the drug wars there last year and Mexico’s economy is expected to shrink by at least three percent this…

  • DoD Spending in FY 2010

    Defense Secretary Gates is taking a new look at Pentagon spending. FederalNewsRadio’s Max Cacas has been monitoring today’s briefing and tells us more.

  • DorobekInsider guest blogger: former EPA CIO Molly O’Neill offers up two books worth reading

    As you might know, I am taking some vacation time this week enjoying some time on the other coast… but yes, one of the ways that I actually relax is by writing, so… I’ll still…

  • Respectful media coverage

    DoD has outlined procedures for journalists to witness the dignified transfer of the remains of military service members at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.The new policy takes effect April 6th. Reporters and camera crews…

  • Finding new feds

    The federal government wants to recruit new employees, but it isn’t easy. There are plenty of people who want to work for the federal government. The problem is getting off square one — the application…

  • Rescue from the Rising Rivers

    When the rivers in North Dakota began to rise, federal agencies came to the rescue. The U.S. Army North Command sent black hawk helicopters, search and rescue planners, and logistical support to the state. Colonel…

  • Recruitment and Retention

    The federal government wants to recruit new employees, but it isn’t easy. There are plenty of people who want T to work for the federal government. The problem is getting off square one — the…

  • Talking TARP

    The Senate Finance Committee yesterday heard testimony from Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro and others during a hearing about the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This on the heels of a recent GAO report: Troubled…

  • OMB Director Peter Orszag… on The Daily Show?

    Yes, that’s right. Last night was was watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central… and there he was — OMB Director Peter Orszag talking the budget. While it seemed a bit… odd…

  • Smithsonian: Health danger lurks in ceilings, walls

    Concern on the Hill about asbestos at a popular D.C. tourist destination.

  • Berry nomination approved by committee voice vote

    John Berry is one step closer to becoming the director of the Office of Personnel Management. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today approved his nomination to head OPM by a unanimous voice…

  • Asbestos Exposure at the Smithsonian

    Members of a House committee focused today on recent published reports of employee exposure to asbestos at the Smithsonian Museums. Federal News Radio’s Max Cacas is back from the hearing on Capitol, and joins us…