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Most people won't notice these big budget cuts

It's touted as the biggest one-time rollback of domestic spending ever, but most folks will be hard-pressed to notice.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 09:24pm EDT

Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , David McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , TechStat , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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DoD doesn’t rule out commercial cloud vendors

When it comes to using the cloud, Defense Department chief information officer Teri Takai says a private cloud will help her department achieve the highest level of security. But she didn’t rule out using commercial cloud services completely. During a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities hearing last week, NextGov reports Takai [...]

Tags: cloud computing , DoD , Teri Takai

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT

Senate bill to require federal manager training

A bill introduced Tuesday in the Senate would require training for federal managers.

Tags: Federal Supervisor Training Act , Daniel Akaka , management , training , Senate , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:29pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , Defense , DHS , TSA , EPA , NIH , HHS , czars , DoJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Obama prevents budget cuts to favorite programs

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Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 06:25am EDT

Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , Sheldon Whitehouse , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DHS , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT
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Shutdown averted, six-day CR passed

The White House and Congress agreed to both a short-term deal and a longer-term one funding the government through 2011 and cutting more than $35 billion. OMB issued new guidance telling agencies to resume normal operations which means feds should report to work as usual.

Tags: budget , shutdown , budget 2011 , management , Harry Reid , John Boehner , Barack Obama , Jason Miller

Saturday - 04/09/2011, 02:34am EDT

Shutdown 2011? Contractors would feel the pain

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, explains to what extent industry would hurt from a partial government shutdown.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , contracting , industry , shutdown , budget , In Depth

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:25pm EDT
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How to stay positive in shutdown

Eric Payne is a consultant at a local government contractor. He writes about staying positive on GovLoop.

Tags: Eric Payne , shutdown , budget , GovLoop , In Depth , Steve Ressler

Friday - 04/08/2011, 06:59pm EDT
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