AUTHOR ARCHIVES

Kedar Pavgi

Kedar Pavgi is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Digital Editor at Defense One, and has worked at Government Executive, and Foreign Policy magazine. He has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review, and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
Results 101-110 of 342

Hagel Presents New Defense Furlough Plan; More Tweaks Possible

May 14, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday confirmed a Pentagon plan to reduce the number of civilian furlough days this year from 14 to 11. Sharp budget cuts are forcing the department to require most civilians to take unpaid leave one day a week for 11 weeks, beginning July 8, Hagel...

Defense Expected to Cut Furlough Days to 11

May 14, 2013 Update: Defense Secretary Hagel detailed the new furlough plan on Tuesday. See our story here. The Defense Department is likely to cut the number of civilian furlough days from 14 to 11, and will probably add additional exceptions for certain classes of workers, according to an Associated Press report. The...

Still No Word on Defense Furloughs

May 13, 2013 Update: Defense Secretary Hagel was expected on Tuesday to reduce the number of furloughs for most Defense civilians. See our story here. The Defense Department had not announced a final decision on departmentwide furloughs by late afternoon Monday, as the Navy pushed to exempt shipyard workers from any involuntary unpaid...

Lawmaker tells Commerce to Avoid National Weather Service Furloughs

May 10, 2013 A lawmaker urged senior leadership within the Commerce Department to reprogram agency funds to help avoid furloughs at the National Weather Service. In a letter dated May 9, Rep. Richard M. Nolan, D-Minn., told acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and acting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Kathryn Sullivan that...

Bring Federal Conferences Back to Las Vegas, Lawmakers Say

May 9, 2013 A bipartisan group of House members from Nevada want to eliminate bans on federal agencies holding conferences in casinos or resort locations. The bill—proposed by Republican Reps. Mark Amodei and Joe Heck, and Democratic Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford—says such prohibitions are counterproductive and unfairly target areas with high...

Bill Grants Fathers of Disabled Vets an Edge in Federal Hiring

May 8, 2013 A recently introduced bill aims to give fathers of permanently disabled or deceased veterans additional hiring preferences when applying for civil service jobs. The 2013 Gold Star Fathers Act, introduced by Reps. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., and Walter Jones Jr., R-N.C., on May 6, would give fathers the same treatment currently...

Sexual Assault Perpetrators 'Betray the Uniform,' Obama Says

May 7, 2013 President Obama on Tuesday said members of the military who commit sexual assaults are “betraying the uniform that they’re wearing” and demanded action from Defense Department officials. Speaking to reporters during a joint press conference with South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye, he said perpetrators were “unpatriotic” and that his administration...

Defense Contract Awards Down 52 Percent in April

May 7, 2013 Budget cuts from sequestration reduced the number of contracts awarded by the Defense Department in April, Bloomberg Government reported. Only $19 billion in contracts were awarded by the Defense Department last month, which is a 52 percent drop from the $39.4 billion awarded in March. April’s total was also 34...

Lawmakers Want to Know How Defense Would Handle 2014 Cuts

May 6, 2013 Two lawmakers want the Pentagon to begin planning for possible across-the-board sequestration budget cuts in fiscal 2014. In a letter dated May 2, Sens. Carl Levin and Jim Inhofe requested that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel provide a “package of reductions” that would allow the department to meet the mandatory $52...

President Obama Says 'Thank You' to Civil Servants

May 5, 2013 President Obama and leaders in his administration thanked the country’s civil servants for their work and dedication as part of the commemorations kicking off this year’s Public Service Recognition Week. Obama said in a letter that public servants played an instrumental part in helping “lay a strong foundation for our...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

    View
  • Cyber Risk Report: Cybercrime Trends from 2016

    In our first half 2016 cyber trends report, SurfWatch Labs threat intelligence analysts noted one key theme – the interconnected nature of cybercrime – and the second half of the year saw organizations continuing to struggle with that reality. The number of potential cyber threats, the pool of already compromised information, and the ease of finding increasingly sophisticated cybercriminal tools continued to snowball throughout the year.

    View
  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

    View
  • GBC Issue Brief: The Future of 9-1-1

    A Look Into the Next Generation of Emergency Services

    View
  • GBC Survey Report: Securing the Perimeters

    A candid survey on cybersecurity in state and local governments

    View
  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

    View
  • eBook: State & Local Cybersecurity

    CenturyLink is committed to helping state and local governments meet their cybersecurity challenges. Towards that end, CenturyLink commissioned a study from the Government Business Council that looked at the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of state and local leaders around the cybersecurity issue. The results were surprising in a number of ways. Learn more about their findings and the ways in which state and local governments can combat cybersecurity threats with this eBook.

    View

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.