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From Nextgov.com: McCain suggests using military tech on Mexico border

The Arizona senator describes drug cartels’ operations in the area as irregular warfare and says the rising violence justifies a military response , including the use of technology such as unmanned aerial vehicles.

Senators see gaps in Coast Guard's budget plan

The service would be the only military branch to experience a personnel decrease in Obama's budget request.

Rights groups oppose proposed biometric Social Security cards

Employers would be able to swipe the card through a machine to confirm someone's identity and immigration status.

Lawmakers question management, progress at blast injury treatment centers

Pentagon has lagged behind in creating medical centers of excellence; goals remain largely unmet.

Legislation aims to improve presidential transitions

Senators look to formalize and build on best practices from the last transfer of power.

Senator: Deficit panel could slow budget process

Republican argues commission will provide an excuse for Democrats not to pass a budget resolution; Democrats say they still will try to move the budget blueprint.

Oversight committee OKs telework and TSP bills

Federal employees are one step closer to regular telecommuting and to being allowed to put the cash value of unused leave toward their retirement.

Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., introduced the bipartisan bill.

Lawmakers propose acquisition overhaul at Defense

Procurement and financial management personnel would see new rewards and consequences for performance.

Of Swans and Spoilers

To improve their Election Day prospects, Democrats would need an extraordinary game-changing event or a GOP implosion.

House lawmakers protest transfer of Guard's C-130s

Letter demands the short- and long-term goals the Air Force hopes to achieve by taking the aircraft from reserve units.