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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.
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Obama Budget Pays for Military Base Closures

April 10, 2013 President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal includes $2.4 billion to plan for military base closures and consolidations. In the budget document released on Wednesday, the Defense Department said money allocated for a new round of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission “across the five years of this Future Years Defense...

Sequestration Furloughs Would Hit 94 Percent of Navy Civilians

April 9, 2013 Some 94 percent of the Navy’s 200,000 civilian employees could be furloughed because of across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration, according to talking points recently updated by the service. The Navy said sequestration would “create significant financial hardship” for civilian employees facing unpaid furloughs. Veterans make up 50 percent of the...

Virginia Contractor Sends WARN Act Layoff Notices

April 8, 2013 A Reston, Va.-based government contractor sent employees notices of potential layoffs due to across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration,The Washington Post reported. Serco Inc. sent out Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notices to 770 employees in Maryland and Virginia. Candy Curtin, the company’s senior vice president for human resources, told...

OPM Proposes Combined Federal Campaign Reforms

April 5, 2013 The Office of Personnel Management is moving forward with a rule to revamp the Combined Federal Campaign, and increase participation in the federal employee charity drive. The proposed rule will be published in the April 8 edition of the Federal Register. It would reform the CFC in 13 “key areas...

Senators Demand Answers on Restoration of Military Tuition Assistance

April 5, 2013 Senators on both sides of the aisle are demanding to know why the Defense Department has not restored the military’s tuition assistance program, despite a requirement in recently signed legislation. In an April 4 letter, Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel why the...

Army Investigating Fort Knox Shooting

April 4, 2013 This story has been updated. An Army civilian was killed Wednesday afternoon in Fort Knox, Ky., after being shot in a parking lot outside of the headquarters of the Army Human Resources Command. Fort Knox police were alerted at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday via 911, and transported the victim to a...

Obama Gives Up 5 Percent of Salary In Solidarity With Feds

April 3, 2013 President Obama will give 5 percent of his salary back to the Treasury Department in a show of solidarity with federal workers facing unpaid furloughs, according to multiple news reports. A White House official said Obama would make the gesture to “share in the sacrifice being made by public servants...

Concerned About Force Reductions? The Army Is Listening

April 3, 2013 The Army will hold listening sessions at installations nationwide to assess local community sentiments surrounding upcoming force reductions, the Army News Service reported. As part of the 2011 Budget Control Act, the Army must reduce its force by 80,000 troops -- a cut from 570,000 troops at its peak to...

Defense Secretary to Take Pay Cut in Solidarity With Furloughed Feds

April 2, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will forfeit part of his salary as a show of solidarity with civilians facing unpaid furlough days, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Tuesday. Little told reporters at a press briefing that Hagel would take a pay cut during the furlough period at Defense, now estimated...

Lawmakers to the Public: Follow Me

April 2, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It really should be called #ConstituentServices2.0. A report released by the Congressional Research Service on March 22 assessed how members of the 112th Congress use Facebook and Twitter. The CRS said that social media technology has “arguably served to enhance” the ability of lawmakers to represent their constituents, and looked...

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