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CBO issues bleak long-term budget outlook

The Congressional Budget Office is again warning that the government's mounting debt problems threaten to swamp the economy unless policymakers move to arrest out-of-control deficits.

Tags: budget , sequester , Congress

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 06:22pm EDT

CBO puts price tag on 2 cyber bills

The Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act the Precise Act of 2012 would authorize money for Homeland Security. CBO scored the bill at $28 million dollars over five years.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Congress

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 09:00am EDT

Analysis: GSA scandal detracts from bigger issue - budget deficit

Doug Holtz-Eakin, the former CBO director, discusses the latest CBO projections for the federal budget deficit.

Tags: Doug Holtz-Eakin , budget , Federal Drive , GSA , deficit , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 10:52am EDT

CBO: House postal reform bill to save $20B in decade

The bill introduced last summer by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would eliminate Saturday mail delivery, close mail processing facilities, require postal employees to pay the same percentage in their health and life insurance premiums as federal employees do, and allow the Postal Service to use nearly $11 billion in surplus retirement contributions.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Joe Lieberman , USPS , FEHBP , retirement , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/02/2012, 11:52am EDT

Fed pay: Measure twice, cut once

When it comes to figuring out whether federal workers are overpaid or underpaid both sides need to remember the basic carpenters rule: Measure twice, cut once. How come? Sometimes when doing complex math even the experts get it wrong, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says even rocket scientists.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , Federal Report , Mike Causey , pay , Federal Salary Council ,

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Legislative agencies' 2013 budget requests spell reduced staff, cuts

The Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, Government Printing Office and Library of Congress testified before a House committee this week on their fiscal-year 2013 budget requests. While they vary in many ways, none stray too far from 2012 funding numbers that cut the agencies' budgets.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , GPO , GAO , Library of Congress , Douglas Elmendorf , Gene Dodaro , Davita Vance-Cooks , James Billington

Friday - 02/10/2012, 04:06pm EST

GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST

Federal pay debate revolves around level of education

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a new CBO study on federal pay.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , pay debate , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:40pm EST
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