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Obama signs bill modernizing aviation system

President Barack Obama has signed legislation Tuesday that modernizes the nation's aviation system, speeding up the nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology. The law also opens up the skies to military, commercial and privately-owned unmanned drones.

Tags: FAA , budget , NextGen , John Mica , National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:33pm EST

President's 2013 budget focuses on federal performance, cuts to waste

The President's fiscal 2013 budget requests calls on agencies to "redouble" efforts to cut wasteful spending through government reorganization and cuts to improper payments.

Tags: budget , SES , management , performance , civilian BRAC , OMB , OPM , Barack Obama

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:20pm EST

2013 budget request: Agency-by-agency breakdown

When the White House releases the federal budget request each year, it's an opportunity for federal agencies and departments to list their priorities, announce new initiatives and detail the programs along with the funding levels to support those programs each will undertake. But this year, in a nod to the climate of budgetary uncertainty and a Congress increasingly looking toward cuts, all of the agency budgets not only detail how they will spend money in fiscal-year 2013, but how they will save money.

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , federal agencies

Monday - 02/13/2012, 04:14pm EST

Analysis: Political wrangling likely to sink budget deal

Stan Collender, a partner at Qorvis Communications and a veteran of budget work on Capitol Hill, told In Depth with Francis Rose it's unlikely Congress will approve a full-year budget this year given the rapidly approaching election season.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , House , Senate , Stan Collender

Monday - 02/13/2012, 07:33pm EST
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Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords to honor former congresswoman.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Ray Mabus , Gabrielle Giffords , House

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:31am EST

Lower requests likely in President's FY2013 budget

If the requested budgets of several agencies are any indication, federal agencies are expecting less funds in anticipation of the President's fiscal 2013 budget request, to be released Monday.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , management

Friday - 02/10/2012, 02:40pm 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: House , Senate , budget , GPO , GAO , Library of Congress , CBO , Douglas Elmendorf , Gene Dodaro , Davita Vance-Cooks , James Billington

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

Democrats renew push for campaign finance overhaul

Two senators said they want to put Congress in charge of setting campaign contribution limits and regulating "super" political action committees.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , Michael Bennet , Tom Udall ,

Friday - 02/10/2012, 08:12am EST
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