The U.S. military strategy for the current world: Take a given-sized ball of dough and stretch it into a wider but thinner pie crust.
Both House and Senate budget committees are not holding hearings with senior Office of Management and Budget leaders this year, for the first time in the committees' history.
Federal employees on Jan. 1 received a 1 percent raise. Does President Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal mean a pay raise or more of the same for feds?
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants state and local governments to pony up more money before receiving FEMA assistance for recovery after disasters. A proposed rule would create a sort of disaster deductible. FEMA believes that would persuade state and local governments to take more action to reduce risk. Joshua Batkin, director of FEMA's Office of External Affairs, spoke to Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the proposed rule.
The White House has released its budget request to Congress for the 2017 fiscal year. The usual cliche is, the budget is dead on arrival at Capitol Hill.
If you're thinking of retiring or maybe retired a bit early, Social Security has a couple of curve balls for you. One of them concerns claiming your benefits. The elimination of claiming strategies that takes place this year is something you need to keep in mind. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some insight.
The Merit Systems Protection Board has reversed the VA's firing of Linda Weiss, who was the director of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in upstate New York.
Banged-up cars and seizing ship engines. A slice of federal programs isn't going as planned.
Even though we've lived through a city-flattening blizzard, the advent of a bear market and umpteen presidential debates on TV, the year is still young. You still have time to do some careful planning on the financial front. Jessica Klement, legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with predictions for what Congress will do to and about the federal workforce this year.
Agencies have more choices than ever to buy secure cloud computing services. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) is finding its footing in providing access to authorized vendors to provide cloud services. The General Services Administration's Matt Goodrich is the director of the FedRAMP cybersecurity program for cloud services. He tells executive editor Jason Miller on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the progress FedRAMP has made since the summer.
Ethical white-hat hackers are the ones you ask to find vulnerabilities in networks so they can be fixed before the bad guys expose them. With federal agencies and contractors dealing with so many daily attacks from cyber criminals, it may be time agencies start using white hatters themselves. That's what Phil Bond, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, tells Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The military services have been dithering with Congress over if and where to reduce their real estate footprint.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Air Force plans to increase its spending on training by $1 billion over the next five years.
An incident in the TSA's Las Vegas "Pre store" shows data sharing and database matching don't always align the way they should.