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Senate confirms Obama's chief counsel for advocacy nominee

Dr. Winslow Sargeant will be the new chief counsel for advocacy of the Small Business Administration.

Tags: Winslow Sargeant , SBA , Office of Advocacy , President Obama , Congress

Monday - 11/21/2011, 12:26pm EST

Amendment to defense authorizations would cap contractor pay

An amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill would cap taxpayer-funded contractor compensation at $400,000. Under current executive compensation limits set in 1998, contractors can charge up to $693,951 for the salaries of their top five executives.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , industry , Congress , supercommittee

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20am EST

Bill averts shutdown, funds some agencies at 2012 levels

A government shutdown was averted Thursday when Congress approved a compromise spending bill. The bill funds the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Transportation, HUD, Justice, and some smaller agencies through the end of the fiscal year. The rest of the government will operate on another short-term continuing resolution, which will expire Dec. 16.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , House , Congress , appropriations , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/18/2011, 08:05am EST

'Minibus' Congressional appropriations by the numbers

The House and the Senate voted to approve appropriations bills for Agriculture; Commmerce, Justice and Science agencies; and the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Taken together this is the "minibus."

Tags: Congress , House , budget , appropriations

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:21am EST

Cyber bill on Senate's 2012 agenda

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the issue will come up during the first work period of the new year.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Harry Reid , Congress ,

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 07:11pm EST

Congress hops aboard the minibus

Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he's seen.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , supercommittee , Congress , House , OMB , Jack Lew , John McCain , budget 2012 , Michael OConnell , DoD

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:30pm EST
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Details about supercommittee cuts remain elusive

With a week until the deficit panel's deadline, Bill Frenzel, a guest scholar of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, said details about what will be cut and by how much remain up in the air. "At the point, we don't know where any of these axes are going to fall," he said.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , supercommittee , Bill Frenzel , Brookings Institution , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 12:05pm EST
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Key senator says another FAA shutdown possible

Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that's holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency, a key senator said Monday.

Tags: FAA , Jay Rockefeller , John Mica , budget , Congress , House ,

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:49pm EST

Senate hearing on counterfeit DoD parts

In Depth with Francis Rose brings highlights from the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on counterfeit electronic parts in the Department of Defense supply chain.

Tags: DoD , counterfeit parts , contracting , In Depth

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:49pm EST
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