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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: A deeper dive into the 2014 budget

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , technology , Jason Miller , FDA , GSA , Anti-Deficiency Act , Eric Perakslis , Danny Werfel , budget , OMB

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:57pm EDT

The 2014 budget and "Pay for Delay"

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss President Obama's 2014 budget proposal, and patent litigation settlements involving pharmaceutical companies.
April 18, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , President Barack Obama , Congress , deficit reduction , Loren Duggan , Cameron Leuthy , Federal Trade Commission , patent litigation , pay for delay , Brian Rye , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 06:28pm EDT

DoD's 2014 budget: Fewer civilians, higher retiree health fees

The Defense Department's 2014 budget proposal reduces the size of the civilian workforce slightly, increases TRICARE premiums, and requests another round of base closures. It also calls for a slight raise for both civilian employees and uniformed servicemembers. The budget significantly exceeds the Defense spending caps in current law.

Tags: DoD , budget , pay raise , TRICARE , retirement

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 12:52pm EDT

White House pushes $2B increase in IT spending

The White House asked Congress for a $2 billion increase in federal technology funding for fiscal 2014. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said there is broad recognition that the time to invest in IT is now because of the long-term savings and benefits it can bring.

Tags: technology , budget , OMB , White House , IT spending , Steven VanRoekel , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 01:03pm EDT

Feds in Survivor Island mode

President Barack Obama wants to make federal service cool again. But his budget proposals, which would reduce future retirement benefits and force feds to pay more for them, has a lot of current civil servants hot under the collar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , budget , COLA , retirement

Friday - 04/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

President's 2014 budget includes pay increase, but retirement changes loom large

Federal employees would see a slight pay bump next year under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2014. But at the same time, the White House budget outline proposes sweeping changes to federal employees' retirement benefits, including reductions to annual cost-of-living increases for retirees.

Tags: budget , pay and benefits , pay , Barack Obama , retirement , COLA

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 01:43pm EDT

An agency-by-agency guide to Obama's 2014 budget

Tags: budget , OMB , Barack Obama

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 04:01am EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - April 10, 2013

We continue our weeklong series, Rise of the Money People, by interviewing GAO Chief Accountant Bob Dacey about fuzzy federal agency budget sheets and Tim Lawler, director of the grants management practice at Grant Thornton, about fine-tuning the grants process.

Tags: The Hill , Bob Cusack , Bob Dacey , GAO , Tim Lawler , Grant Thornton , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Changes to COLAs, retirement benefits included in Obama's 2014 budget

President Barack Obama is calling for the implementation of the "chained Consumer Price Index" to measure inflation. The change will reduce cost-of-living adjustments for retired federal employees and Social Security recipients. The 2014 budget is officially scheduled for release on Wednesday.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama , Congress , chained CPI , COLA , retirement , Social Security

Friday - 04/05/2013, 09:12am EDT

Analysis: Pay, benefits, O&M will swallow entire DoD budget by 2024

Absent structural changes, the combination of 10-year budget caps Congress has already approved and rising growth in personnel costs mean DoD would be able to sign paychecks, administer healthcare benefits and not much more.

Tags: Congress , workforce , DoD , budget , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:48am EDT
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