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No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Tags: OMB , Congress , sequestration , discretionary spending , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST

With money in the bank, Patent and Trademark Office sets long-term agenda

The Patent and Trademark Office can plot a long-term strategy for the first time, thanks to newfound financial security, said Deputy Director Michelle Lee. Her top priority: improving patent quality.

Tags: management , patent , Emily Kopp , Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:28am EST

Social Security extends hours at field offices

The Social Security Administration says a budget increase this year will allow it to keep field offices open an extra hour on most weekdays, starting in March.

Tags: SSA , Social Security Administration ,

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:30pm EST

IRS' tale grows legs

The mainstream media has finally caught up to what Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has been reporting on for months: that budget and staff cuts at the IRS are negatively impacting the tax agency's ability to do its job.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , IRS ,

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:00am EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , IT passback , digital services , workforce , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

Air Force to ask for base closures, aircraft retirements despite repeated rebuffs

As is typical, Defense leaders are not sharing many details about next year's budget proposal prior to its expected February release. But the Air Force is making clear it's gearing up for another fight on BRAC and aircraft divestitures, and thinks it might win this time.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Deborah Lee James , Mark Welsh , Congress , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:54am EST
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Koskinen: Furloughs possible for IRS employees

Employees at the Internal Revenue Service may face two days of furloughs before the end of the fiscal year. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen detailed stark budget realities in an agency-wide e-mail to employees.

Tags: John Koskinen , IRS , workforce , furloughs , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 06:03pm EST

House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

Tags: DHS , immigration , Congress , House

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 02:22am EST

Brenna Isman, National Academy of Public Administration

The 2015 budget came with more than money for federal agencies. You got some homework, too. Namely 15 Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals important to the White House. They cover everything from cybersecurity to climate change. Brenna Isman is a project director at the National Academy of Public Administration. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some of the CAP goals agencies will be working toward over the next year or so.

Tags: Brenna Isman , NAPA , cross-agency priority goals , cybersecurity , climate change , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/12/2015, 10:59am EST
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Digging through the new bills: Across-the-board cuts and more

We've gone through the first 400 bills in the new Congress to pull out those you'll want to watch, from a measure to kick political appointees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan to three that embrace across-the-board spending cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , DoD , Veterans Affairs , HealthCare.gov , OPM , IRS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 11:15am EST
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