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White House wants to root out copycat programs - starting with STEM

The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2014 budget called for consolidating or eliminating 116 of the government's 226 STEM initiatives and centralizing the coordination of STEM programs under just three agencies: the Education Department, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. The administration's STEM proposal is one of the government's first visible steps in reversing some of the duplication that riddles the federal landscape and which some lawmakers have seized on as examples of government waste.

Tags: Senate , Senate Budget Committee , Task Force on Government Performance , Mark Warner , OSTP , John Holdren , STEM , duplicative programs , Jack Moore

Friday - 05/17/2013, 01:45pm EDT
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DoD's BRAC wish hitting brick wall on Capitol Hill

The Pentagon insists it is paying to maintain much more military base infrastructure than it needs, and the problem will only get worse as the Defense Department shrinks due to budget reductions. Congress, however, remains unsympathetic.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Jeanne Shaheen , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , John Conger , Jared Serbu , management , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 05/06/2013, 05:30am EDT
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GOP sequestration plan calls for reducing federal workforce

Republicans on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have proposed an alternative to the automatic budget cuts set to go into effect next month that includes reducing the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , sequestration , Jack Moore , Buck McKeon , attrition , federal workforce

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:40pm EST
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Senators sound defense budget alarm in North Vegas

A trio of Republican senators sounded the alarm over billions of dollars' worth of "catastrophic" and "draconian" military budget cuts set to take effect in January, telling an audience Monday that more time was needed for negotiations.

Tags: John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Senate , sequestration , defense budget , Harry Reid , budget , DoD

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:02pm EDT

Civilian workforce faces brutal consequences under sequestration

Civilian agency payrolls would be most vulnerable under automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2. A new AIA and George Mason University study claims 229,000 non-defense federal jobs would be eliminated.

Tags: Congress , sequestration , Budget Control Act , workforce , pay and benefits , Marion Blakey , Aerospace Industries Association , Stephen Fuller , George Mason University , Jeanne Shaheen , Gordon Adams , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:07am EDT
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Clock already ticking on automatic cuts

Roughly five months until across-the-board budget reductions, known as sequestration, are set to kick in, the Aerospace Industries Association unveiled a new report Tuesday that warned of jobs losses, billions in losses to the economy and a blow to wages from the $1.2 trillion, 10-year cuts in defense and domestic programs. The report comes amid a cacophony of election-year demands and partisan backbiting over how to avert the impending cuts that will only grow louder in the coming weeks. Lawmakers agree that it's imperative that Congress move swiftly before the November election to avert the cuts, but have offered wide variations on a solution.

Tags: industry , budget , Congress , sequestration , Aerospace Industries Association , Marion Blakey , Jeanne Shaheen ,

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:15pm EDT

Senators concerned over TRICARE fee increases

The Pentagon is telling lawmakers military retirees' share of health care costs is going to have to increase if it's going to meet the budget targets Congress and the President handed over with last year's budget control act.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Robert Hale , Jonathan Woodson , Jim Webb , Senate , budget

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:56am EDT
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Senators quiz defense companies on sequestration

Letter, sent to 15 large vendors, asks for estimated impacts of sequestration on defense contractors.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , sequestration , defense industrial base , John McCain , Joe Lieberman , Saxby Chambliss , John Cornyn , James Inhofe , Lindsey Graham , Lockheed Marting , Aerospace Industries Association , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/06/2012, 11:55am EDT

Senators press DoD to reveal more details on sequestration

Legislation requiring Defense Department to disclose budget-cutting contingency plans would be attached to 'every bill that walks'

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , sequestration , Steven Bucci , Heritage Foundation , Brookings Institution , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Michael O

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:11am EDT
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