FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: DoD’s lack of movement on modernization efforts could come back to haunt it

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report from the American Enterprise Institute says the Pentagon has been punting its responsibilities in the past.

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‘Uncertainty’ in budget process after OMB ends call for agency performance metrics

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Here’s what civil service modernization looks like in Trump’s 2020 budget request

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FILE - In this June 17, 2016 file photo, U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks to the new Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officers during their graduation ceremony in Edmond, Okla. Lankford and Oklahoma's four incumbent GOP U.S. House members who face challengers in this year's general election all have massive fundraising advantages and are heavy favorites in next month's general election. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Trump’s federal retirement cuts ‘dead on arrival,’ not focused on existing employees, senators say

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Head of NSA, Cyber Command has ‘classified’ opinion on splitting the roles

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Let the budget dance begin — again

The annual winter presentation of the president’s budget is akin to other ancient rituals which have since lost their original purpose.

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The president’s budget and the civil service

Guest columnist Jeff Neal says there is not a lot of room on the congressional calendar this fiscal year to have a serious discussion about civil service…

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VA’s record-high 2020 spending request illustrates future, broader budget battles

As the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to implement a new version of its community care program, lawmakers will also debate whether VA is spending too much on private care at the expense of other agency priorities.

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