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Buyouts, furloughs among budget cut options

HHS and ATF are among the agencies preparing for a much lower budget in 2012 and beyond. Officials said short-term savings have been found, so now they must consider cuts to everything from real estate to personnel to non-critical functions.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , Denise Wells , Rick Holgate , ATF , Senior Executives Association , buyouts , furloughs , budget cuts , electronic records management , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:22am EDT
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CDC facing furloughs, ATF considers buyouts

Falling budgets have agencies considering extreme measures.

Tags: SEA Conference 2011 , SEA , ATF , budget , management , Jason Miller , Suzanne Kubota , Denise Wells , Richard Holgate , pay and benefits , pay debate

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 02:33pm EDT

Health research initiative awarded, encourages innovation

Office of National Coordinator for Health IT gives $5 million to two companies to work on new services.

Tags: technology , ONC , Farzad Mostashari , health IT , Capital Consulting Corporation , Health 2.0 LLC , America Competes Act , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 06:56pm EDT

OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Tags: Congress , management , regulatory reform , White House , OMB , OIRA , EPA , Cass Sunstein , Heritage Foundation , James Gatusso , SBA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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New CMS tools help to save up to $120 billion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it can save $120 billion dollars over the next five years. CMS's Jon Blum tells us about two important tools at their disposal.

Tags: Federal Drive , CMS , cmms , Jon Blum , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 09:41am EDT
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Making federal websites more user friendly

Dick Stapleton from HHS and Mark Pietrasanta from Aquilent join host John Gilroy to discuss best practices that federal agencies can use to engage citizens.
May 24, 2011

Tags: technology , Dick Stapleton , Mark Pietrasanta , Aquilent , Public-private partnership , transparency , Healtcare , Health Resources and Services Administration , Vaccines.gov , information sharing , website design , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , web development , ARMATURE

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:11pm EDT
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'Fog' lifting over federal employees, officials say

The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.

Tags: management , John Berry , Shaun Donovan , Ray Lahood , Kathleen Sebelius , OPM , Transportation , HUD , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , employee morale , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:37am EDT
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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 , Congress , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , Defense , DHS , TSA , EPA , NIH , czars , DoJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

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

NIST, HHS to test vendor technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services are hosting a workshop next month for labs that want to test the technology.

Tags: Dana Leaman , NIST , technology , contracting , In Depth

Monday - 03/28/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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