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President Barack Obama's 2011 budget proposal, released Monday, flattens federal IT spending and orders federal departments to consolidate and centralize IT operations.FY
Of all the questions being asked about the president's budget proposal, one of the biggest is how the heck they're going to get through it all before October. Federal News Radio learns why feds should stop worrying and learn to embrace the budget. Repeat over and over, "it's just a proposal, it's just a proposal."
More than 200 GPO staffers trucked through the snow to get to work this week. Bob Tapella is the Public Printer, who heads the GPO. He joins us with a behind-the-scenes look at what important tasks these employees were carrying out.
The shuttle program has five missions left, and questions remain about how Americans will return to space after the shuttles stop flying in September. An even more down to earth consideration is what will happen to jobs at NASA now that the president is directing the agency to buy rides on privately-owned space ships.
NSF, NIST and Energy continue to receive increases on way to doubling budget by 2017. Overall, R&D across government increases only slightly. OSTP will create a dashboard to measure effectiveness of federal R&D efforts.
Federal News Radio has gathered a list.
The Army's BCT Modernization plan was released Feb. 19. It calls for fielding "Spin-Out" technologies such as sensors and robotics from the former Future Combat Systems program to all BCTs. It cancels the FCS Manned Ground Vehicle variants and calls for developing a new "Ground Combat Vehicle" that the Army can begin fielding within seven years.
The President has requested a budget of $446.15 million for the Peace Corps. The proposed budget request reflects a plan for agency wide investment in quality growth, and will enable the Peace Corps to recruit, train, and support thousands of Americans willing to devote two years of their lives to public service in communities abroad.
Given the cuts made across the board in the proposed FY 2011 budget, Defense could easily have been considered low hanging fruit. So the biggest surprise may be no surprise at all, according to one analyst.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to approve the Obama administration's $768.2 billion Pentagon budget request, saying America needs "a broad portfolio of military capabilities."