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Senate bill attempts to improve HUBZone program

Sen. Snowe co-authors new legislation to implement many of the recommendations by GAO to improve the small business contracting program.

Tags: Contracting , Olympia Snow , Kit Bond , Jeff Merkley , SBA , GAO , HUBZone program , Small business contracting

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 04:02pm EST

Scheme meant to embarrass senator results in arrests

Investigators pressed ahead with their probe of four men accused of trying to tamper with a senator's phones after a lawyer said the conservative activists were just trying to capture embarrassing video of her staff ignoring constituent calls.

Tags: mngt , Bill Bransford , Legal Loop , Shaw, Bransford & Roth ,

Friday - 01/29/2010, 09:40am EST

Drilling fallout trickles up to OMB

The administration has lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling, but Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu will not lift her hold on Jack Lew's nomination to lead OMB. For details, we turn to The Hill's Ben Geeman

Tags: Federal Drive , OMB , DOI , Ben Geeman , The Hill

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 10:31am EDT

Drilling can continue, but Landrieu still blocking Lew nomination

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will not stop blocking Lew's nomination, even though oil drilling can continue in Gulf of Mexico.

Tags: Jack Lew , OMB , moratorium , oil drilling , Obama administration

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 04:05pm EDT

2012 Budget: The race to austerity

As the new Congress and President Obama try to out-austere one another, what will happen with the 2012 budget? And, will there even be a 2011 budget or yet another continuing resolution?

Tags: budget , Federal Drive , Ian Swanson , The Hill , Congress , Barack Obama , continuing resolution , Jacob Lew , austerity , management

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 10:54am EST

Obama to delay 2012 budget

The budget will be delayed until after Feb. 14.

Tags: Barack Obama , Jack Lew , budget , Congress

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 10:28am EST

Obama signs continuing resolution

President Obama has signed into law, H.R. 3081, which will keep the government operating through December 3, 2010.

Tags: continuing resolution , stopgap funding bill , Congress , pay and benefits , Jack Lew , President Obama , Politico , OMB Watch , OMB , recess appointment

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 03:15pm EDT

Landrieu to block Lew nomination

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) announced that she will block Jack Lew's nomination to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget, joining Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in dissenting against President Obama's nominee

Tags: OMB , management , Jack Lew , Bernie Sanders

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 06:52pm EDT

FEMA's Fugate on changes to the Stafford Act

Senate subcommittee looks at Stafford Act and how it may need some reform.

Tags: In Depth , management , best practices , Craig Fugate , FEMA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Francis Rose ,

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:20pm EDT

Small business contracting bill brings changes

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee passes small business contracting bill focusing on four main areas. Agencies would have to justify bundled contracts and create new policy to oversee subcontracting. Vendors do not support all provisions of the bill.

Tags: Contracting , Olympia Snowe , Ben Cardin , Greg Willis , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ , House Small Business Committee , SBA , GSA , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , Small business contracting , Small business goals , contract bundling , Subcontracting , Small business size standards , Multiple award contracts

Friday - 03/05/2010, 07:18am EST
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