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House Homeland Security bill denies civilian pay raise

The White House has threatened to veto a House bill providing funding for the Homeland Security Department, taking issue with many of the bill's provisions, including a denial of a civilian pay raise. The committee bill also doesn't include any new funding for the agency's data-center consolidation efforts or construction for its new headquarters.

Tags: House , Congress , budget , DHS , pay and benefits , pay freeze , cybersecurity , Einstein , St. Elizabeth

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 08:40pm EDT

House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , Commerce , Justice , FBI , NIST , Census , NOAA

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Proposed cybersecurity funding less than DHS asked for

The Department of Homeland Security would receive 63 percent more money in fiscal 2013 under the bill. That would add roughly $300 million more dollars to the cyber budget, which is just $20 million shy of the agency's request.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , DHS , Congress , House

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:38am EDT

DHS struggles to balance mission costs with new facilities

The agency's headquarters and new bio and agro defense facility are limping along as funding dwindles. DHS' Rafael Borras said new headquarter's projects will be done in segments. Tara O'Toole, who leads the Science and Technology Directorate, said severe budget cuts are one the reasons a new biosafety facility is far from finished.

Tags: management , DHS , Rafael Borras , Robert Aderholt , St. Elizabeths Hospital , St. Elizabeths campus , budget , jason miller , GSA

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 05:28am EDT
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E-gov fund gets boost in spending bill

The latest version of the minibus spending bill for fiscal 2012 includes a $4.4 million increase for the E-Government Fund.

Tags: OMB , budget , Congress , House , E-Government Fund , open government , Gavin Baker , OMB Watch , GSA , A-76 , jason miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 03:54pm EST

DHS may not have the funding to work together

Homeland Security is asking for $75 million to consolidate operations and cut the number of leases from 180 to no more than 10. House lawmakers say the DHS and GSA did better in explaining how the funding would be used and where the savings would come from, but members of Congress say tight budgets may force them to spend on operational issues instead.

Tags: management , contracting , Elaine Duke , Bob Peck , David Price , Hal Rogers , DHS , GSA , USCG , St. Elizabeth's , DHS headquarters

Friday - 03/26/2010, 07:12am EDT
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NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.

Tags: IRS , budget , Congress , Treasury , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Dick Durbin , Doug Shulman , dodd-frank act , SEC , Senate Appropriations Committee , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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Senate committee increases civilian pay raise to 2.9 percent for 2010

But lawmakers also increase DoD pay raise to 3.4 percent. Employee unions say they will push for pay parity.

Tags: pay and benefits , Senate Appropriations Committee , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , pay raise

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 05:56pm EDT
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