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Three Recovery Board lessons ready for governmentwide expansion

The Government Accountability and Transparency Board submitted its first report to President Barack Obama last week highlighting oversight and accountability initiatives that could be used by more agencies. The Recovery Board is testing a new site to bring together analytical and forensic tools to prevent and find waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: management , Campaign to Cut Waste , OMB , Jacob Lew , Recovery and Transparency Board , Government Accountability and Transparency Board , Improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse , Jason Miller , oversight

Monday - 12/19/2011, 03:02pm EST

Federal pay freeze still on table in payroll tax cut talks?

Federal employees were safe from another year of a pay freeze and changes to their annuity formula in the two-month payroll tax cut bill passed by the Senate this weekend. But now House Republican leaders are shunning the bipartisan bill, wanting to write their own version.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , pay and benefits , retirement , payroll tax cut ,

Monday - 12/19/2011, 11:35am EST

Highlights of $1T-plus year-end spending bill

Tags: Congress , management

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 04:17am EST

Congress' year-end to-do list

Before this weekend, Congress has three major to-do items on its agenda: the $1 trillion spending bill, the defense authorization bill and the payroll tax cut extension.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , payroll tax

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 02:43pm EST

Omnibus deal not end of agencies' budget worries

After seven short-term spending bills and three threats of a government shutdown this calendar year, Congress is ready to pass a spending deal with a Friday midnight deadline. But today's expected passage of an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2012, which started Oct. 1, is not the end of federal managers' budget worries.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Federal Drive , supercommittee , Congress , Bush tax cuts

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:37am EST
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Your "ClusterFlux" GPS

According to some experts, the ancient Mayans played soccer with human heads. We know for a fact that politicians play chicken with paychecks as in your paycheck, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , shutdown , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 02:00am EST

House bill reduces federal workforce to avoid defense cuts

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee introduced a bill that cuts 10 percent of the federal workforce to avoid the first year of automatic cuts to the Defense Department.

Tags: Buck McKeon , House , Congress , DoD , sequestration , supercommittee , deficit reduction

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 08:56am EST
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E-gov fund gets boost in spending bill

The latest version of the minibus spending bill for fiscal 2012 includes a $4.4 million increase for the E-Government Fund.

Tags: OMB , Congress , House , E-Government Fund , Open government , Gavin Baker , OMB Watch , GSA , A-76 , House Appropriations Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 03:54pm EST

Jim Beaupre on adapting to tighter budgets

Jim Beaupre, a principal at Jim Beaupre Federal Consulting, shared his perspective on how contractors are coping with Congressional budget quarreling and adapting to an era of tighter budgets. Beaupre joined Francis Rose for an interview on Industry Chatter.

Tags: industry , Industry Chatter , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jim Beaupre

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 07:32pm EST
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Analysis: Feds have plenty to focus on with omnibus, defense bill unresolved

Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal of McAleese and Associates, anticipates some last minute maneuvering from Congress to secure funding for 2012.

Tags: government shutdown , omnibus , Jim McAleese , DoD , Congress , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 12:17pm EST
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