Furloughs Hurt Morale, Duh? – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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The SEVEN stories that impact your life

  1. GovExec: Yes, Defense Furloughs Hurt Morale and Employee Retention – “Furloughs at the Defense Department last summer damaged the morale not only of the civilians who were sent home without pay, but members of the military, officials at three Defense sites told congressional auditors.”
  2. FCW: Thornberry welcomes data, stresses human factor in acquisition reform- “More precise contracting data is a good starting point for acquisition reform, but data alone won’t fix the Defense Department’s underlying workforce challenges, said Rep. Mac Thornberry, the man charged with leading House overhaul efforts.”

  3. Government Executive: HUD Nominee Coasts Through Senate Questioning- “President Obama’s nominee to replace Shaun Donovan atop the Housing and Urban Development Department told a largely friendly Senate panel on Tuesday that he would stress cross-agency collaboration and use metrics to gauge program success.”

  4. NextGov: A bill to ban internet ‘fast lanes’ won’t pass. But here’s why it still matters- “A Democratic bill to ban “fast lanes” on the Internet isn’t going to become law. Republicans have long opposed net-neutrality regulations, and as long as they control the House, they’ll block legislation that would restrict the business choices of Internet service providers.”

  5. Defense One: Iraqi Forces Can Hold Baghdad, Pentagon Says- “Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are bearing down on Baghdad, reportedly as close as 30 miles away, but Pentagon officials believe Iraqi security forces will hold the nation’s capital.”

  6. Federal News Radio: Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age- “Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday. The agency blames budget constraints.”

  7. NextGov: Air Force Looks to Ditch Lockheed After GPS Satellite Delays- “Faced with delays in delivery of next-generation GPS III satellites by Lockheed Martin, the Air Force has asked other vendors for proposals – due on Friday – to develop and build up to 22 satellites.”

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