March 8, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Lex Park Winter Home Grown Market Open -

Friday, March 5, 2021

Next Airport Farmers Market March 13 -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Library Opening – Limits in Place -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

JSHS Regional Symposium Goes Virtual March 13 -

Monday, March 1, 2021

Bill Aims to Cut DoD Workforce by 15%

DoD

A California representative has reintroduced the Rebalance for an Effective Defense Uniform and Civilian Employees Act. This legislation would require DoD to cut its civilian workforce by 15% by 2025, a move that could result in the elimination of over 100,000 federal jobs.

Hoyer Opposes Employee Relocation

Relocation

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to express his opposition to the Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it plans to relocate the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of the Washington, DC, area. Close to 700 federal employees would be affected by the relocation.

Sequestration Taking Its Toll on Readiness

sequestration taking its toll on readiness

President Obama says the “reckless budget cuts of sequestration” have hurt military readiness. Also at issue is that sequestration takes a toll on Marine aviators’ safety.

Allied Air Strikes on IS Continue

fighter jets

Photos capture life aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier where US fighter jets launch to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq .

Hoyer: Fed Employees Have Already Sacrificed

Hoyer vehemently oppose efforts to target federal workforce “who play a critical role in maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of our nation.”

Contractors Play Defense to Preserve Profits

Defense firms use multiple tactics to protect their bottom lines as shifts in funding and wish lists force rebalancing.