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Seven lessons from the Recovery Act

Ed DeSeve was the Special Advisor to the President for Recovery Implementation and is now the President of the Global Public Leadership Institute. He writes about the lessons learned in a new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Tags: Ed DeSeve , Recovery Act , In Depth , stimulus funding , transparency , management , best practices

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:31pm EDT
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US intel agencies tightening belts in 2011

Spending on defense intelligence dropped by $3 billion, even though this year's budget for all intelligence agencies including the CIA rose by over $1 billion.

Tags: ODNI , intelligence , Intelligence community , CIA

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:26pm EDT

DoJ IG: Conference muffins didn't cost $16

Last month, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice said the agency spent too much money on conferences, citing $16 muffins as an example. Today, in a revised report, the IG said the muffins didn't actually cost that much.

Tags: DoJ , IG , muffin , conference , financial management , management , Jolie Lee

Friday - 10/28/2011, 04:58pm EDT

GAO examines government's fiscal health

Susan Irving, director for Federal Budget Analysis at GAO, shared the findings from the GAO report, "The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2011 Update."

Tags: Susan Irving , GAO , financial management , In Depth

Friday - 10/28/2011, 07:29pm EDT
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Cuts to federal pay may hurt public services, CBO warns supercommittee

A rare public hearing of the supercommittee suggests members aren't close to developing a plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf warned them that cuts to discretionary funding, including feds' pay, would not solve the problem.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , supercommittee , CBO , House , Senate , Patty Murray , Jeb Hensarling , Doug Elmendorf , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:54am EDT
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Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay , benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report , supercommittee , Congress , Darrell Issa

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT

Supercommittee hits brick wall

Humberto Sanchez, Senate reporter at Roll Call, has an update from the Hill.

Tags: Humberto Sanchez , Roll Call , supercommittee , In Depth , Congress

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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Iraq war could cost as much as WWII

The Christian Science Monitor has estimates from leading economists.

Tags: DoD Report , Iraq , Christian Science Monitor , In Depth , World War II

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 06:54pm EDT

Is military retirement still third-rail issue

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss changes to military retirement.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Todd Harrison , CSBA ,

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:36am EDT
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