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House committee does not address civilian pay raise for 2010

President's request of 2 percent still intact. Senate subcommittee marks up its version of bill today.

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Manager's Association , Darryl Perskinson , Civilian pay raise

Wednesday - 07/08/2009, 03:46pm EDT

Federal-Postal Coalition warns against pay, benefits cuts

The Federal-Postal Coalition that represents 4.6 million government workers is urging President Barack Obama to preserve federal employees' pay and benefits when he sends his budget-reduction plan to Congress Monday. Coalition members fear lawmakers' drive to find funding cuts could harm federal employees.

Tags: budget , Federal-Postal Coalition , Professional Managers Association , thomas burger , pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , jenny mattingly , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , John Adler , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp

Sunday - 09/18/2011, 07:56pm EDT
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Opinion: Why Rogers is bad for the Approps Committee

Republican Congressman Hal Rogers of Kentucky is in line to be the next head of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. David Silverberg of HS Today tells us why he thinks this is a bad idea.

Tags: Hal Rogers , Congressional Spotlight , David Silverberg , HS Today , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/29/2010, 04:53pm EST
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Lawmakers try to water-down the pay freeze

Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis said federal employees are on the chopping block because they are easy prey. Davis, now a director with Deloitte and Touche, said a letter from the Washington-D.C. area delegation could impact the potential two-year pay freeze the White House is proposing. The eight House members say feds are being targeted unfairly to help reduce the deficit.

Tags: pay and benefits , David Obey , Jack Lew , Steny Hoyer , Frank Wolf , OMB , Tom Davis , Deloitte and Touche , pay freeze , federal benefits , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 07:13am EST
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House committee: DoD should improve Rx drug tracking

The House Appropriations Committee wants DoD to electronically find and track pharmaceutical information for troops at war.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Congress , House , management , oversight , technology , prescription drugs , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 08:59pm EDT

House Appropriations passes $649B DoD bill

The House Appropriations Committee has approved the $649 billion spending budget for the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD Report , Yahoo News , In Depth , budget

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 05:57pm EDT

House restores some e-gov funding in CR

Lawmakers included $17 million in the one-week bill to keep the government open. This is still short of the $35 million the administration requested, but it will help keep some of the open governments running.

Tags: technology , Jo Ann Emerson , Hal Rogers , Martha Johnson , GSA , OMB , E-Government Fund , open government , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 04:34pm EDT

OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May

Several sites, including Data.gov, the IT Dashboard and the FEDRamp cloud efforts, could be shut down in the next two months if the administration doesn't get more money under the E-government fund. In all, nine sites are on the list to be discontinued by July 30 if OMB doesn't find money to keep it going. Experts say OMB has several ways to keep the sites up, including pass-the-hat among agencies.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Dan Chenok , IBM , Fred Corle , KGS Inc. , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 04:46pm 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 , HHS , role of the CIO , budget authority , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:30am EDT
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Breakdown of cuts in 3-week spending bill

The Congress is sending a three-week spending measure to President Obama that would keep government funded through April 8. Some of the $6 billion in proposed cuts include federal program terminations.

Tags: budget , breakdown , Congress , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT
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