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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.
Senate Democrats have pushed a budget through committee that calls for roughly $1 trillion in new tax revenues over the coming decade and increases spending slightly over current projections.
Lt. Gen. David Barno, a senior adviser and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a retired Army general, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony before the Senate Budget Committee about the Defense Department's 2013 budget request.
The Senate Budget Committee examined the FY 2013 budget request for the Defense Department Tuesday. Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said providing funding for national security is the "single most important responsibility" of lawmakers and the government. Three expert witnesses also testified.
Just days after the President announces his Open Government Initiative, members of the White House staff are fanning out to discuss what it will take to achieve more transparency and openness in government. Two of the President's top IT disciples traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about the role of technology in government openness with one of the Senate's top technology advocates.
Over the last several years, the news headlines were full of not-so-good news when it came to information technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs: missing laptops, delayed or over budget IT projects. But now, a new chief information officer at the VA is getting much of the credit for a turnaround at the agency
President Obama's top information technology officials talk about the role of IT in advancing government openness, on the heels of announcement of the new Open Government Initiative.