Reporters' Roundup: OMB's shutdown updates, DHS financial management

Wednesday - 4/6/2011, 4:25pm EDT

Ruben Gomez, Producer, Federal News Radio

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Ruben Gomez, Part 2

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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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These are the stories the Federal News Radio team is working on today.

  • A federal shutdown could keep you and 800,000 other federal employees away from work. The White House says that's about how many feds stopped working during the 1995 shutdown. The administration is outlining what they believe will happen to the government, if Congress doesn't finish a new spending by Friday. Federal News Radio's Ruben Gomez has been covering this all day and brings the word from the White House.
  • The Office of Management and Budget will submit a legislative proposal by the end of this month to make it easier to sell excess federal property. OMB will offer more details on what some are calling the civilian agency BRAC, or base realignment and closure, approach to disposing of more than 14,000 pieces federal property. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joins us with insight into the proposal and what Congress wants to see happen.
  • The Department of Homeland Security's chief management officer says getting department-wide financial management systems in place is among his biggest priorities, and not having them is a huge liability. Rafael Borras went before the Senate homeland security committee today for his second confirmation hearing. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu discusses highlights from the hearing.