Monthly Archives: January 2014

Watchdog: Pentagon’s Efficiency Effort Lacks Proper Metrics

Defense Department file photo Budget cuts and lax metrics have slowed a three-year-old push by the Defense Department to track its efficiency initiatives, the Government Accountability Office reported. A 2010 directive from then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates aimed to save $100 … Continue reading

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Federal Offices in Washington on Two-Hour Delay Wednesday Due to Weather

Carolyn Kaster/AP Federal offices in the Washington, D.C. area are open on Wednesday and operating on a two-hour delay, the Office of Personnel Management announced late Tuesday night. Employees can take either unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework, if they choose. … Continue reading

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The Postal Service’s Latest Problem: Dilapidated, Unsafe Buildings

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe Carolyn Kaster/AP File Photo The U.S. Postal Service has slashed jobs, posted net losses for several consecutive years, raised its prices and cut back on services. The latest problem for the beleaguered agency? Decrepit post offices. USPS … Continue reading

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Rockwell Collins Predicts Prolonged BizAv Recovery

Rockwell Collins Predicts Prolonged BizAv Recovery Rockwell Collins says it doesn’t expect significant recovery in the business jet sector until 2016 and it has scaled its operations to reflect that. Rockwell Collins CEO Kelly Ortberg told Bloomberg that aircraft sales … Continue reading

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Federal Budget Funds Contract Towers

Federal Budget Funds Contract Towers A new $1.1 trillion federal budget bill passed last week includes $140 million to ensure all 252 contract towers will stay open — at least through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The tower … Continue reading

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After 9/11 response, Coury leads at N.J. airport

After 9/11 response, Coury leads at N.J. airport Tom Coury, the federal security director at Atlantic City International Airport, responded to the Pennsylvania plane crash on Sept. 11, 2001. He came to the Transportation Security Administration in 2003, and works … Continue reading

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Report: Boosting Military Retiree Health Costs Would Save Billions

FotograFFF/Shutterstock.com Raising TRICARE costs for retirees is the most effective way to curb rapidly increasing military health care expenses at the Defense Department, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. Funding for military health care jumped by … Continue reading

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