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Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Tags: supercommittee , management , budget , Congress , House , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , hiring , deficit , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT

New FDA effort to reduce drug shortages a small step

President Barack Obama ordered the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to take new steps to send out early warnings about looming shortages and try to avert them.

Tags: FDA , healthcare

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:49pm EDT

McDonnell appeals FEMA denial of quake aid

Gov. Bob McDonnell asked President Barack Obama on Friday to reconsider the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny aid to Virginia for the August earthquake that rattled the East Coast and caused substantial damage at its epicenter.

Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency , Mark Warner , Jim Webb , tornadoes

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Senate confirms Higginbottom as OMB deputy director

The final vote was 64-36 for the former Obama policy director.

Tags: Heather Higginbottom , OMB , budget , people , management , Jacob Lew , Senate , Congress

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT

Terrorists zero in on small scale East Coast attacks

Locations in Washington, New York and Boston may have been under surveillance by terror organizations for months -- and terrorists may try to launch numerous small scale attacks in the coming months, U.S. intelligence sources say.

Tags: national security , homeland security , Michael T. McCaul , Najibullah Zazi , Times Square bombing , Faisal Shahzad , Pakistan , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , NATO , Terek-e-Taliban , Fox News , John Brennan , Michael Hayden , CIA , terror attacks , terrorism

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:00am EDT

Obama Opts Out of Procurement Reform

The President delegated reform appropriately, except that the person to whom he delegated the task doesn't yet exist.

Tags: Lurita Doan , OMB , procurement reform , acquisition , SARA Panel , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition University , oversight , OFPP , Daniel Gordon , Peter Drucker , GSA , DoD , DHS

Monday - 11/02/2009, 11:09am EST
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President Obama and the 2010 State of the Union

If federal workers listen closely to the State of the Union address, they can get a good sense of what agency priorities are going to be for the upcoming year.

Tags: Lurita Doan , 111th Congress , State of the Union , ARRA , healthcare reform , fiscal commission , Waxman-Markey , Iraq , Afghanistan , Haiti , budget

Monday - 01/25/2010, 11:40am EST
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Audit to show mismanagement at VDOT

Virginia's transportation secretary says personnel and policy changes are coming to the agency.

Tags: audit , Sean Connaughton , VDOT , stimulus , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss , Virginia Department of Transportation

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 08:44pm EDT

White House Numerology

Lurita Doan's "12 Days of Consider This"

Tags: White House , stimulus , Afghanistan , Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid , federal debt , unemployment , terrorists , Al Qaeda , appropriations , MIT , DARPA , GDP

Monday - 12/07/2009, 03:08pm EST
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Bureaucratic Drift: CBP, GSA and Ports of Entry

GSA and CBP blow almost a Billion dollars

Tags: CBP , GSA , Congress , Land Border Ports of Entry , Mexico , Canada , Osama bin Laden , Al Qaeda

Monday - 11/30/2009, 10:23am EST
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