Attacks on the legitimacy of the Congressional Budget Office are damaging to the policy process, incorrect and unfair, says a conservative economic analyst.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said it might be time to do away with the Congressional Budget Office.
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.
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.
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.
Outdated IT infrastructure and a deficit of skilled cyber workers are just some of the challenges faces the federal government as it goes to battle in the ongoing cyber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.
Congressional staffers addressed some of the President’s concerns with the 2017 defense authorization bill.
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.
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.
A new Defense Secretary likely won’t get a confirmation hearing until after the 114th Congress convenes in January. Some people use the word opportunity to describe the change coming to DoD. Tom Donnelly is Co-Director of Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He writes in the Weekly Standard under the title the Hagel Opportunity. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are actually two opportunities with the departure of Secretary Hagel.