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Budget constraints set to fix IRS having opposite effect, experts say

The strict budget constraints placed on the Internal Revenue Service are crippling efforts to conduct the most basic levels of public service, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Tags: IRS , budget , John Koskinen , Hal Rogers , House , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , National Taxpayer Advocate , Nina Olson , TIGTA , J. Russell George ,

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 05:38pm EST

Hurd: 'Three-Legged Stool' key to federal IT reform

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has four top priorities as new chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT, and he wants to use a "three-legged stool" approach to realize them.

Tags: Will Hurd , Congress , House , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT , information technology ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 02:51pm EST

Bill targets pornography viewing on agency computers

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced a new bill to stop federal employees from using work computers to watch pornography.

Tags: Mark Meadows , cybersecurity , technology , House , Congress , pornography , EPA ,

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:32pm EST

30K furloughs imminent if Congress can't pass DHS spending bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he will have to furlough at least 30,000 employees if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill to cover DHS funding beyond Feb. 27.

Tags: DHS , budget , continuing resolution , Jeh Johnson , Chip Fulgram , Congress

Monday - 02/09/2015, 01:36pm EST

Budget request reveals Army still in transition mode

The Army's budget request details a branch in transition, from both a military and financial perspective.

Tags: Army , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , BRAC , Congress , OCO , BCA , Sequestration , Thomas Horlander ,

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 06:00pm EST

DoD: No more sequestration, yes to pension reform and BRAC in budget request

The White House defense budget request is $38 billion over the limits set by sequestration. In an attempt to balance the increased funding, the Pentagon is pursuing pay and benefits reform, and another round of BRAC.

Tags: budget , DoD , management , Mike McCord , Bob Work , QDR , workforce , pay and benefits , TRICARE ,

Monday - 02/02/2015, 05:54pm EST

Sean McCalley, Producer, Federal News Radio

The White House budget request for fiscal 2016 is out. The Obama administration is hoping for a future without sequestration, and the Defense Department is defending that concept. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley breaks down the numbers behind the defense spending plan.

Tags: In Depth , 2016 budget , DoD , Sequestration

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:24pm EST
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Robot door greeters first step toward robot Marines?

The Navy is funding robotic door greeters to learn more about potential futuristic training options for the Marine Corps.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Office of Naval Research , Marine Corps , University of Central Florida , AMITIES , technology , Science and Technology Strategic Plan ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:49pm EST

GAO: Headquarters reduction plan still missing at Pentagon

The Pentagon wants to start the process of cutting 20 percent from its headquarters staff. But it still doesn't know who should stay, who should leave, or how to find that out, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: Pentagon , DoD , Chuck Hagel , GAO , John Pendleton ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:02am EST

House bills slash federal workforce, start possible hiring freeze

A collection of new House bills aim to slash the federal workforce, let go of 120,000 civilian employees at the Pentagon and take back top secret security clearances for contractors in the intelligence community.

Tags: Congress , workforce , workforce reductions , Cynthia Lummis , Ken Calvert , J. David Cox , AFGE , DoD , REDUCE Act , Chris Van Hollen , Sheila Jackson Lee , Disclose Act ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:13pm EST
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