Jim Cooper

  • Fights, budgeting and planning are all ahead if DoD wants to set up a space force by 2020

    President Donald Trump has called for the creation of a space force as a separate military service, but there hasn’t been a new military service since 1947.

  • Air Force has long to-do list for space operations, Wilson says

    As space becomes more of a contested domain, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says the Air Force needs to step up its game.

  • Comparing 2013 budget proposals

    Issues related to federal employees and their pay and benefits have played a starring role in the competing budget proposals introduced by the White House and lawmakers alike. Find highlights from how the proposed budgets would affect federal employees as well as how they’ve fared so far in Congress

  • Proposal to cut federal workforce raises concerns

    Some call the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s approval of a 10 percent cut in the federal workforce is a political statement. Others worry it portends cuts in federal pay, benefits or jobs. Federal employees’ groups have stepped up lobbying efforts.

  • Experts push financial reporting overhaul

    A financial accounting task force said the government’s accounts are too hard to understand and are misleading. A House Oversight subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on making agency spending data more transparent and more user-friendly.