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News

Scapegoating Federal Employees: Urge Your House Lawmakers to Oppose H.R. 3029!

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrel Issa (R-CA) is ready to open up a new front in the war against federal employees and their families. [more] 10-27-2011

Cutting DoD Spending: Bordallo Speaks Out!

At a House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee hearing, Representative Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) asked one of the questions on the lips of every DEFCON activist. [more] 10-27-2011

Direct Conversions

(i.e., illegally giving work last performed by civilian employees to contractors without complying with statutory requirements to first perform formal cost comparisons that determine whether contractor performance is actually in the best interest of taxpayers [more] 10-27-2011

Federal Employee Jobs: Contractors Preparing to Ambush Us in November on Senate Floor

The FY12 National Defense Authorization Act is going to the Senate floor in November, perhaps as early as next week. [more] 10-27-2011

Cutting Defense Spending: It's the Contractors, Stupid! (with Apologies to the 1992 Clinton Campaign)

AFGE doesn't endorse everything in this report from the Project on Defense Alternatives called Going for Broke: The Budgetary Consequences of Current U.S. Defense Strategy, but there are some helpful factoids. [more] 10-26-2011

Contractor Inventory

The Department of Defense (DoD) knows how many federal employees there are, what we cost, where we work, what we do, and how well we do it. [more] 10-25-2011

Pro-Privatization Amendments Ultimately Not Offered

Senator John Thune (R-SD) ultimately did not offer any of the four pro-privatization amendments he filed to H.R. 2112, the minibus appropriations bill that includes three different funding measures - Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, and Transportation-HUD. [more] 10-24-2011

Assessment of Where DoD's Mission Will Be Cut

Pentagon leaders are hoping a mandate to cut at least $350 billion from the defense budget over the next 10 years won’t disrupt plans for a more agile, efficient and modern force that still can reach across the globe to deliver a crushing blow when needed. [more] 10-23-2011

Who Can I Contact?

"Effective Initiative"

Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Tom Harkin (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter, at AFGE's request, on July 7, to Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that raised serious questions about the impact of the "Efficiency Initiative" on DoD's compliance with workforce management and sourcing laws. [more] 10-19-2011

Resources

Privatization

Privatization Action Fax
Collins-Akaka Amendment Chart
Collins-Akaka Amendment Fact Sheet
Collins-Akaka Amendment Quotes
Health Care Fact Sheet
Health Care Summary
Support the Bipartisan Kennedy-Chambliss Amendment to the FY06 Defense Authorization Bill (S. 1042)
Support the Bipartisan Kennedy-Chambliss Amendment to the FY06 Defense Authorization Bill (S. 1042) - Complete Fact Sheet

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