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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 , Senate , supercommittee , Bill Frenzel , Brookings Institution , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 12:05pm EST
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OMB, non-profits urge Senate to keep E-Gov whole

Statement of Administration Policy and letter to Senate recommends keeping the E-Government Fund separate from the Federal Citizen Services Fund. The Sunlight Foundation and OMBWatch also want lawmakers to fully fund the E-Government Fund.

Tags: technology , OMB , E-Government Fund , Sunlight Foundation , OMBWatch , Senate Appropriations Committee , openness , transparency , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 02:16pm EST

Facing cuts, Energy IG recommends sweeping changes

Facing likely budget cuts, the Energy Department's inspector general, Gregory Friedman, has issued a slew of recommendations, including cutting redundant staff, appointing a BRAC-like commission to study the department's facilities and federalizing the contractors that secure those facilities.

Tags: Energy , Gregory Friedman , NNSA , contracting

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 09:55am EST

Congressional leadership gets in mix of supercommittee negotiations

Emily Pierce is Senate editor at Roll Call.

Tags: Emily Pierce , Roll Call , supercommittee , In Depth , Congress

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:18pm EST
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Postal Service losses mount to $5.1 billion last year

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $5.1 billion last year as a weak economy and increased Internet use drove down mail volume.

Tags: USPS , Associated Press

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:40pm EST

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 , Congress , House , Senate

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

Next two weeks crucial for agency budgets

Steve Bell, the senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide an update into how the supercommittee is coming along and what it all means for the federal budget and federal employees.

Tags: Bipartisan Policy Center , Steve Bell , Congress , supercommittee , House , Senate , continuing resolution

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:19am EST
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Shrinking budgets remain most important acquisition issue

Jan Frye, the deputy assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Acquisition and Logistics, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the conference to discuss the big issues in contract management.

Tags: Jan Frye , VA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , industry ,

Monday - 11/14/2011, 09:36am EST
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