• DCMA offers early-outs, buyouts to hundreds of workers

    It’s been several years since budget challenges caused federal agencies to offer widespread buyouts and early-outs to their workforces, but the Defense Contract Management Agency is finding itself in that position now.

  • Attacks on CBO legitimacy are unfair, says conservative analyst

    Attacks on the legitimacy of the Congressional Budget Office are damaging to the policy process, incorrect and unfair, says a conservative economic analyst.

  • Michael Strain: Unwise to eliminate CBO

    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said it might be time to do away with the Congressional Budget Office.

  • Republicans gearing up for major changes to federal pay and benefits

    House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says civil service reform is coming. The committee heard proposals for possible changes to federal employees’ pay and benefits Thursday.

  • Federal pay debate heads back to Capitol Hill this week

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine a recent Congressional Budget Office report Thursday morning, which says government spends 17 percent more compensating its employees compared to the private sector.

  • Gov’t spends 17 percent more on feds’ compensation than private sector, CBO says

    Federal employees with a high school diploma or less earn 53 percent more in total compensation than their counterparts in the private sector, while federal workers with a bachelor’s degree earn 21 percent more, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. In contrast, federal employees with a professional degree or doctorate earn 18 percent less than their counterparts in the private sector.

  • Cyber personnel, procurement problems plaguing government IT efforts

    Outdated IT infrastructure and a deficit of skilled cyber workers are just some of the challenges faces the federal government as it goes to battle in the ongoing cyber war.

  • Congress hits back at White House over NDAA

    Congressional staffers addressed some of the President’s concerns with the 2017 defense authorization bill.

  • Rudy deLeon, Center for American Progress, Danielle Pletka, AEI

    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) is looking for collaboration from the think tank community. He told Federal News Radio back in January that his House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces wants more input from groups of think tanks working together on issues of national defense and national security. At least one effort is delivering on Chairman Forbes’s wish — and was — before he even expressed that wish. Danielle Pletka is senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Rudy deLeon is senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Deputy Secretary of Defense. Danielle tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu why their effort isn’t just a collaboration between AEI and CAP.

  • Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Chairman, HASC, and Jim Talent, AEI

    Sequestration, cyber attacks and terrorism are just a few of the concerns that top the list for the 114th Congress. In anticipation of tonight’s State of the Union address, the American Enterprise Institute will hold a “congressional roadmap for rebuilding our nation’s military” at 10 a.m. Former Sen. Jim Talent is an AEI senior fellow; Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. They joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with a sneak peak at the event.