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Post-supercommittee, Congress behind on budget work

With the failure of the supercommittee tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit to strike a deal, Congress is back to square one, said David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , David Hawkings , CQ Roll Call

Monday - 11/28/2011, 06:21pm EST
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FLEOA warns against severe law enforcement cuts

The warning comes a week after the failed negotiations by the deficit reduction supercommittee. Without a deal, automatic across-the-board cuts of $1.2 trillion are set to begin in January 2013.

Tags: FLEOA , Jon Adler , law enforcement , budget , supercommittee , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/28/2011, 09:51am EST
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Medicare chief steps aside in political impasse

The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama's health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday.

Tags: Don Berwick , CMS , Medicare ,

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 12:27am EST

Obama requests funds to expand cyber training

President Obama has requested $166.5 million to fight computer crime over the next year, and Congress has approved every penny.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Barack Obama , FBI , workforce , In Depth , Nextgov

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:37pm EST

Analysis: Threat of 'abrupt' cuts will hang over DoD for next year

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how sequestration will affect defense managers and contractors. He said the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts from sequestration will hang over DoD for the next year.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , DoD , budget , supercommittee , sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , industry , acquisition , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:13am EST
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Supercommitee no-go adds to federal managers' budget woes

Bernie Becker, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the myriad budget uncertainties facing Congress and federal agencies.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Bernie Becker , The Hill

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 10:45am EST
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Postal Service seeks outside opinion on restructuring

The Postal Service has hired Evercore Partners, a New York-based investment bank, to evaluate proposed changes to its operations, compensation and benefits. Evercore has advised General Motors and other large, troubled companies. USPS said it needs to cut annual expenses by $20 billion by 2015.

Tags: USPS , financial management , workforce , pay , Evercore Partners , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 07:47pm EST

What's the next fight in Congress?

Congress' failed deficit-cutting supercommittee has faded away, but the pressure on lawmakers to quickly confront a stack of expensive economic issues is only growing, including keeping the government open past a mid-December funding deadline.

Tags: House , Senate , budget

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:21pm EST

Supercommittee failure could hurt feds' image

Tom Shoop is the editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , budget , supercommittee , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 04:48pm EST
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