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IRS struggles to handle fraudulent tax returns under smaller budget

The IRS is in a bind to be both fast and accurate with this season's tax returns, and awards billions in fraudulent claims as a result. That's a problem that will only get worse unless Congress raises IRS' budget to allow for new hires, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tags: budget , improper payments , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , tax returns , identity theft , IRS , workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 12:09pm EST

DHS cyber programs to ‘grind to a halt' if 2015 funding lapses

Andy Ozment, the assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications within the National Protections and Programs Directorate (NPPD), said the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) and Einstein 3A programs would be "gravely" affected if Congress doesn't pass DHS funding bill by Feb. 28.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Congress , budget , shutdown , DHS , Andy Ozment , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Einstein 3A , American Bar Association

Friday - 02/20/2015, 01:00pm EST

Bill Milton, Chief Human Capital Officer, USDA

Training money is usually one of the first casualties of tight budget times. But some agencies are finding ways around current budget pressures to get their employees what they need. One of them is the Department of Agriculture. Billy Milton is chief human capital officer at USDA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how USDA is getting its training done with the resources it has.

Tags: Bill Milton , USDA , budget , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 04:21pm EST
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DoD must pay for quality, not quantity, to tackle rising health costs

An independent report cites a "fee-for-service" model as a main driver in DoD's rising medical costs, and urges the department to value outcomes over volume in upcoming TRICARE procurement.

Tags: budget , DoD , VA , technology , Health IT , Center for a New American Security , Peter Levin , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:17am EST
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Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

Tags: Congress , DoD , budget

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:28am EST

OMB warns of consequences if sequestration returns in 2016

The Office of Management and Budget tells Congress if it doesn't fix sequestration, discretionary spending across the government would drop by more than $90 billion.

Tags: management , OMB , budget , Sequestration , Shaun Donovan , Congress , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 01:20pm EST

Reaching a Pentagon budget deal: From wishful thinking to reality

Two former DoD comptrollers say a two-year defense budget deal could achieve President Barack Obama's goal of eliminating sequestration.

Tags: Bob Hale , Dov Zakheim , Booz Allen Hamilton , Center for Strategic and International Studies , In Depth , DoD , Sequestration , budget

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 11:33am EST
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Boehner raises possibility of Homeland Security shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because of a budget impasse, and blaming Senate Democrats if that happens.

Tags: DHS , John Boehner , budget

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:18am EST

Matt Hummer, Director of Analytics, Govini

Homeland Security officials and their many constituencies are wondering how Congress will resolve the department's budget tug of war. Secretary Jeh Johnson has testified a funding lapse would result in 30,000 furloughs. Another fallout would be a slowdown in cybersecurity spending. Matt Hummer, director of analytics at the data firm Govini, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio with more on that possibility.

Tags: Matt Hummer , Govini , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , DHS , budget

Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:14am EST
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