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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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GSA, HHS to green concessions in fed buildings

The two agencies plan to implement healthier foods and sustainable options at all concessions in their buildings.

Tags: GSA , sustainability , contracting , management , Green government , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:16pm EDT

CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Tags: management , technology , Kay Daly , George Mills , Judith Oliveira , David Sidari , OMB , GAO , CMS , SSA , HUD , improper payments , recovery auditing , predictive modeling , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Kundra pitches more budget authority for CIOs

The federal CIO told House lawmakers that one major reason IT projects fail is the lack of authority agency technology executives have over spending. Kundra said as part of the 25-point IT reform plan, OMB is restricting the roles of all major agency CIOs. He said the Interior Department is the model, and HHS is next.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Jo Ann Emerson , Jose Serrano , OMB , Interior , House Appropriations Committee , role of the CIO , budget authority , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:30am EDT
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DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tags: open government , OSFA , DoD , DoE , DHS , DoT , cloud , John Buckner

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST
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The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn with Mike Causey , NTEU , Federal Times , Colleen Kelley , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , FY 2011 budget , FY 2010 budget , continuing resolution , IRS , SBA , SEC , Customs and Border Protection , USPS , CBP , DHS

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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Federal health IT coordinator Blumenthal to step down

Dr. David Blumenthal is leaving his post as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Tags: ONC e-health , technology , David Blumenthal , resignation , Harvard University , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 03:33pm EST
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