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Mark Warner: Fiscal Deal Can Reform Tax Rates Lower

In an interview with Federal News Radio, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said he thinks a deal to avert the fiscal cliff could start with tax rates higher then reform them lower. Warner told the station the more immediate goal is to not get in the way of negotiations between President …

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Fed Worker Unions Ask Congress to Cut Contractor Compensation Cap

Federal employee unions and other groups sent a letter Tuesday to the leaders of the House and Senate Financial Services committees calling for a reduction in the compensation cap for non-Defense Department contractors, GovExec reports. The letter recommends Congress cut the cap from $763,029 to $400,000, according to Kellie Lunney’s report. …

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Judge Upholds Service Contractor Campaign Donation Ban

A federal judge has ruled a law banning government contractors from contributing to political candidates, parties and their committees should stand, Courthouse News Service reports. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued a 19-page ruling against the three plaintiffs, two of which hold contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development …

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Ray Odierno: Army Aiming For Regionalized Structure

As the Army withdraws forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the branch’s chief of staff says the next goal is having uniformed soldiers return to traditional jobs they performed previously, Federal News Radio reports. Gen. Ray Odierno told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday that the …

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Casey Coleman Credits Mobility, Telework for GSA Renovation

Telework and hotelling has helped the General Services Administration through its temporary relocation from and move back into its headquarters, the agency’s chief information officer said Wednesday. In an interview with Federal News Radio, Casey Coleman told host Tom Temin the agency has some work remaining in administrative back-office work, …

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Panetta Backs Hampton Roads to Continue Key Role in US Defense

The Hampton Roads region will continue to play an integral role in the U.S. defense strategy even as the Defense Department will see budget cutbacks over the next decade, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday. The Virginian-Pilot reports Panetta made the remarks before regional business and military leaders at the …

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Marion Blakey: Congress, WH Should Start Sequestration Talks Now

The White House and Congress need to start immediately on negotiations to reverse cuts to defense spending under sequestration, the head of a major defense trade association said Tuesday, according to The Hill newspaper. Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told reporters they should not wait for the …

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