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GSA in desperate need of funds to repair federal buildings

For the third year in a row, Congress is unlikely to give GSA enough money to repair and maintain federal buildings. Acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini told House lawmakers Tuesday that the government isn't spending the 2-to-4 percent industry average to keep buildings operating well.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , DHS , federal property management , Freeze the Footprint , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:33am EDT
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FBI investigating NASA whistleblower reports of Chinese data breach

Congressman Frank Wolf, whose subcommittee handles NASA's budget, said whistleblowers have reported a foreign national connected to an 'entity of concern' was allowed to exfiltrate sensitive data to China. The FBI is investigating the allegations.

Tags: NASA , Frank Wolf , Congress , David Weaver , Jared Serbu , workforce , physical security , management , FBI

Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:13am EST
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House puts damper on USPS plan for 5-day delivery

The fiscal 2013 spending bill doesn't remove the requirement for the Postal Service to deliver first-class mail six days a week. Other provisions in the bill povide a boost in funding DHS cyber, DoD acquisition and VA IT spending.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , management , USPS , DHS , DoD , VA , cybersecurity

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 04:15pm EST

Joint Chiefs welcome House fiscal 2013 budget proposal

The lower chamber's bill would significantly soften the blow against DoD and potentially eliminate current plans such as civilian furloughs because of the automatic budget cuts. The remainder of the government would remain under both sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Congress , continuing resolution , Ray Odierno , Jonathan Greenert , Mark Welsh , James Amos , Jared Serbu , House , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 06:36am EST
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House budget plan includes fed pay freeze extension

House Republicans unveiled a stopgap government funding measure Monday. The measure would extend the federal pay freeze and leave in place automatic sequestration cuts but would award the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments their detailed 2013 budgets while other agencies would be frozen at 2012 levels -- and then bear the across-the-board cuts. The current continuing resolution expires March 27.

Tags: budget , sequestration , pay freeze , DoD , Veterans Affairs , House , Hal Rogers , President Barack Obama

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 05:51am EST

Sequestration treadmill picking up steam across DoD

The automatic budget cuts set to occur under sequestration will go into effect as a matter of law on Friday. But their full impact won't be felt until late this spring, long after lawmakers encounter the next budget showdown.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , OMB , budget , Karen Dyson , Curt Rauhut , Mark Welsh , James Amos , Jared Serbu , Air Force , Marine Corps , Army , service contracts

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:27am EST
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Tracking the 2013 Budget

Congress has made quick work, so far, of the 12 annual bills setting agency spending for fiscal 2013. Over the past few months, the House Appropriations Committee has approved 10 of the bills, and the full House has OK'd five of them. The full Senate has approved no appropriations bill so far this year, however the committee has reported out eight bills.

Tags: budget , House , Senate , appropriations , Senate Appropriations Committee , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 02:52pm EDT

President signs continuing resolution, extends pay freeze

President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution Friday to fund government operations through March 27, 2013. The legislation represents a 0.6 percent across-the-board increase above fiscal 2012 levels. It also extends the federal pay freeze.

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , pay freeze , Federal Drive , Colleen Kelley , Hal Rogers , Barack Obama , Congress

Monday - 10/01/2012, 05:51am EDT

White House threatens to veto spending bills over pay freeze, cuts

The White House has threatened to veto two key House spending bills because of severe spending cuts at some agencies as well as federal pay and workforce provisions. In statements of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said appropriations bills for both Financial Services and General Government and the Defense Department stray from previously agreed to budgetary caps

Tags: White House , DoD , budget , OMB ,

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 10:07pm EDT

House committee remains mum on federal pay raises

The Financial Services and General Government spending bill seeks to cut $2 billion from the president's request. The bill says nothing about granting feds a pay raise in 2013. The House committee follows the lead of Senate appropriators, which also remained silent on the issue.

Tags: budget , management , pay and benefits , OMB , SEC , IRS , GSA , Senate Appropriations Committee , Congress , Jo Ann Emerson , Norman Dicks , Ruben Gomez , pay raise

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 05:43am EDT
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