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In budget faceoff, Obama warns of 'economic chaos'

A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national "economic chaos" if they demand a delay of his health care law as the price for supporting continued spending for federal operations.

House Republican leaders were to meet Tuesday in hopes of finding a formula that would avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1.

Tags: budget , Congress

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 11:52am EDT

Obama nominates McKinsey consultant as deputy director for management

If confirmed by the Senate, Beth Cobert would become the DDM and lead the second term management agenda. Obama nominated deputy secretaries at VA and Education, and senior officials at the Navy and State.

Tags: people , management , OMB , Beth Cobert , Sylvia Burwell , Steve VanRoekel , Sloan Gibson , VA , Jim Shelton , Education Department , Jo Ann Rooney , DoD , Navy , State Department , Heather Higginbottom , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Obama ends federal pay freeze; Congress could still block

President Barack Obama issued some good news for federal workers before the start of Labor Day weekend, calling for a 1 percent pay increase for feds in 2014. But Congress could still prevent the raises through legislation. Federal employees have had their pay frozen since January 2011.

Tags: budget , pay freeze , Congress , continuing resolution , workforce , pay , Michael OConnell , pay raise

Friday - 08/30/2013, 08:02pm EDT

Pentagon orders new measures to combat sexual assault

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders seven reforms based on existing "best practices" inside and outside of DoD. Critics call the announcement a missed opportunity for more sweeping changes in the fight against military sexual assault.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , court martial , workforce , Jessica Wright , Curtis Scaparrotti , Chuck Hagel , Jackie Speier , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Obama orders creation of intelligence review group

President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies

Tags: James Clapper , Intelligence community , NSA , oversight

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 10:48am EDT

White House details initial ideas for industry cyber incentives

The departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Treasury submitted suggestions to the White House on what incentives the government can offer to induce critical infrastructure providers to use the cybersecurity framework to improve their systems and networks. NIST is leading an effort to develop the framework with industry.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , NIST , Commerce , DHS , Industry incentives , executive order , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:28am EDT

Obama picks restructuring expert Koskinen to take over IRS

President Barack Obama is nominating retired corporate restructuring expert John Koskinen to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.

Tags: John Koskinen , people , IRS

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Obama presses for smarter, more innovative government

In a Cabinet meeting this morning, the president will ask new OMB Director Sylvia Burwell to lead this reinvigorated effort to help agencies find more innovative ways to deliver better results. OMB is missing key leaders, including a deputy director for management, to shepherd this revised push to improve agency management.

Tags: management , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/08/2013, 12:00pm EDT
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