Pentagon Preparing Two Budget Plans for Fiscal 2014

Sequestration cuts are ‘embarrassing,’ could require sharp workforce reductions, official says.


The Army's Weapon of Mass Deliciousness

D.C. bakery gives away cupcakes to celebrate the service's birthday.


Has Sequestration Hit Defense Contractors Hard Enough?

Senator wants to know if federal civilians are shouldering too much of the burden.

Pay & Benefits

Furlough Check-in: Tell Us How It’s Going So Far

Many federal employees already have a few days of unpaid leave under their belts.


Don't Furlough Defense Teachers, Say Senators

Cuts will disrupt children's 'access to high quality education,' Democrats argue.


One Solution to Sequestration: Slash Tens of Thousands of Defense Jobs

Money could then be shifted to emerging priorities like cybersecurity, space and the pivot to Asia, think tanks find.


Defense Begins Delivering Furlough Notices

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are expecting 11 furlough days beginning on July 8.


Around Government

VA’s oldest beneficiaries, agencies going solar and pricey portraits.