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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill


House and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve …

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House Subcommittee Looks to Revive F-22 Production

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The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee wants the F-22 fighter jet to return to the production line under a new defense bill proposal, The Hill reported Tuesday. Kristina Wong writes the subcommittee released its proposals for the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday that seeks to restart production …

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Bob McDonald, Sloan Gibson: VA Works to Transform Veterans Care System

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson have highlighted VA’s ongoing efforts to transform its healthcare system during a meeting with the Commission on Care in Washington, The Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Ben Thompson writes the MacDonald and Gibson told the commission that 90 percent of veterans who responded to …

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GSA to Invest $947M in Federal Courthouse Construction, Renovation Projects; Denise Turner Roth Comments

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The General Services Administration has unveiled a $947 million investment plan to support the construction and renovation works on federal courthouses in eight communities across the U.S. Denise Turner Roth, GSA administrator and inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016, said Monday the investment seeks to address security and space …

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GAO: OMB Budget Authority Identification, Reports Could Aid Deficit Reduction Goals


The Government Accountability Office has said the Office of Management and Budget should identify and publicly-report mandatory budget cuts in each fiscal year through 2025 in an effort to give Congress transparency and support required sequestration cuts of $1.2 billion over 10 years. GAO reported Thursday the government had an estimated $2.9 trillion overall mandatory budget …

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Brad Carson: Updates to DoD’s Personnel Mgmt System Will Remain

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Brad Carson, formerly acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, has said his efforts to update the military personnel management processes and the “Force of the Future” initiative will prevail, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes Carson made the remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in …

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Ashton Carter, Joseph Dunford: DoD Needs to Avoid Sequestration to Address 5 Strategic Challenges


Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department needs to avoid sequestration in order to fund critical investments amid the five global challenges the U.S. currently faces, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter cited terrorism, China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as the strategic challenges that direct …

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