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White House has shutdown contingency plan

Although the White House is confident that a shutdown can be avoided, the government also has a contingency plan in case of a shutdown. These plans have been in place since 1980, says the White House press secretary.

Tags: shutdown , budget , White House , Jay Carney , Barack Obama , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:24pm EST

How to manage under budget crunch, potential shutdown

Robert Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, says it's easy for federal managers to "hunker down" in the trenches while their budgets are under fire. But Tobias argues that now is the time to re-evaluate and improve how their employees deliver services to the public.

Tags: Robert Tobias , continuing resolution , budget , furlough , shutdown , pay and benefits , management , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 03:26pm EST
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Talk of shutdown heats up Hill

A top aide to Nancy Pelosi told Democratic staffers that a shutdown is likely. The comments came after House Speaker John Boehner rejected any extension of the current spending levels.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , budget , Barbara Boxer , Jim Moran , Nancy Pelosi , John Boehner , Jerry Hartz

Friday - 02/18/2011, 03:01pm EST

Shutdown more likely as GOP stands firm

House Speaker John Boehner rejected any temporary funding measures that does not include serious cuts.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , John Boehner , budget

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 09:13pm EST

Planned troop cuts draw fire on the Hill

House Armed Services Committee members from both parties pushed against the Pentagon's cost-saving plans to reduce the size of the Army and Marine Corps.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , House Armed Services Committee , troop drawdown ,

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 09:40am EST

House kills F-35 Alternative Engine funding

The second F-35 engine was to be built by General Electric and Rolls Royce as an alternative in case the primary engine built by Pratt & Whitney failed.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , F-35 alternative engine , budget , CR , contracting

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:40am EST

Budget showdown could lead to shutdown

President Obama has threatened to veto a continuing resolution that would fund government through the rest of the fiscal year. The Hill's Bob Cusack explains how the CR battle has gotten this far.

Tags: Federal Drive , continuing resolution , budget , FY 2010 budget , The Hill , Bob Cusack , shutdown , Vyomika Jairam

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 10:31am EST
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DoD's impending crisis a myth, critics say

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said repeatedly over recent weeks that operating the Defense Department under 2010 funding levels represented a "crisis on my doorstep." Several Defense spending critics said the assessment was overblown.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Gordon Adams , Christopher Preble , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , Cato Institute , American University , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 07:06am EST
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CR may turn into crisis for Defense, Gates says

Continuing to operate at 2010 funding levels under a continuing resolution would be a crisis for the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday. He made the remarks at a briefing detailing DoD's proposed budget for 2012.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Robert Hale , dod efficiency initiative , TRICARE , military pay , Cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:56am EST
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Breakdown of FY2012 budget by agency

Highlights by agency from the President's fiscal year 2012 budget, released Monday.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama , discretionary spending , budget 2012 , Jolie Lee

Monday - 02/14/2011, 01:30pm EST
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