Insurance expert and author Walton Francis joins host Mike Causey to talk about how the pending Postal Service Reform Act, could affect the health care benefits of both postal and non-postal workers. September 28, 2016
A former DoD official says the 2017 defense authorization bill is as good as vetoed, but will it make it into law?
When trying to sell cars, Packard Motor used to say, ask the man who owns one. When it comes to the F-35 fifth generation fighter, the Air Force might want to say, ask the man or woman who flies one. That's what the Heritage Foundation did in creating comprehensive assessment of the new platform. JV Venable, senior research fellow for defense policy at Heritage, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his findings.
A conservative think-tank says federal pay and benefits don't line up with what's offered in the private sector, and seek to cut $333 billion in personnel costs over the next decade.
Hillary Clinton's technology and innovation initiative pledges a more modern and open digital government. The policy plan also supports the creation of more STEM jobs and increased internet access.
The House Armed Services Committee is proposing to leave some funding on the table and deal with it in April.
A top Democrat said an active duty military pay raise of 2.1 percent could compromise much needed readiness.
Beginnings of the defense authorization bill call for a 2.1 percent raise for active military members and a 27,000 increase in troops.
National security expert and former congressman Mike Rogers said he wants intelligence agencies to be more aggressive in information gathering, and for everyone else to let them.
Dakota Wood, senior research fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the Defense Department defines modernization and how that differs from what it calls "new capabilities".
Defense analysts think the National Commission on the Future of the Army could have been bolder in its recommendations.
The National Commission on the Future of the Army suggested keeping the active duty Army size minimum at 450,000 and increasing multi-component integration.
The Navy launched its year-long green initiative that will use alternative fuels and procurement practices to make the service more fuel efficient.
The Pentagon bolsters its plea for $1 trillion in nuclear modernization funds as the weapons age and funding is limited.