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Deadline nears to reach omnibus deal, avoid shutdown

The fight has started to push an omnibus spending bill through Congress to fund the federal government through the rest of the year. The current continuing resolution expires Dec. 16.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Federal Drive , Congress , management , omnibus , Jacob Lew , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 11:32am EST
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USPS reviews closing 252 processing plants, cutting workforce

The IG's report outlined several recommendations, some of which the Postal Service have already started implementing.

Tags: Postal Service , USPS , IG , management , Technology , workforce

Monday - 12/05/2011, 02:37pm EST

Cutting deficits harder than just talking about it

Lawmakers are poised to spend $120 billion or so to renew a Social Security tax cut that averaged just under $1,000 per household this year.

Tags: John Boehner , Barack Obama , Joe Biden , supercommittee , Robert Reischauer , Congressional Budget Office , Howard McKeon , social security tax cut

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 12:10am EST

GSA offers tips for trimming fat from agency budgets

Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, joined with Francis Rose to discuss ways agencies could meet their goals to cut inefficient spending.

Tags: GSA , FAS , Steve Kempf , management , best practices , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:50pm EST
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Van Hollen: Federal employees not scapegoats

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he's disappointed in the supercommittee's failure to reach a deal, and he called the looming automatic cuts launched by the sequester "draconian." If the deepest cuts are enacted about 8 to 9 percent in cuts to annual agency budgets feds should prepare for the worst, he said.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , supercommittee , sequestration , Congress , House , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 01:26pm EST
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Omnibus lumbers forward despite potential political pitfalls

Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper calls Senate Majority Leader Reid's omnibus package as "only way to get these appropriations bills passed."

Tags: Alexander Bolton , Harry Reid , John Boehner , Congress , House , Senate , appropriations , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 11:27am EST
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Passage of NASA budget proves Congress capable of tough decisions

Future investments in science and technology projects may be at stake if Congress doesn't reduce the federal deficit, Maryland lawmakers said at a townhall at NASA's Goddard Space Center. Nonetheless, the center emerged a winner in 2012 budget negotiations, with full funding for its James Webb Space Telescope.

Tags: NASA , Congress , Goddard Space Center , James Webb Space Telescope , Barbara Mikulski , supercommittee , Steny Hoyer , Emily Kopp , Donna Edwards , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:11pm EST
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Do you have 'Sequestration Anxiety?'

Furloughs, layoffs, more buyouts and shrinking pay and benefits. Those have all heightened the awareness of "Sequestration Anxiety," Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , Francis Rose , Congress , supercommittee , sequestration

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:02pm EST
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NASA flying high with budget approval, top priorities in place

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talks about his agency's fiscal health and top priorities, which extends from low-earth orbit to Mars and beyond.

Tags: Charles Bolden , NASA , Congress , aerospace , Technology , James Webb Space Telescope , Lockheed Martin , SpaceX , Orbital , Boeing , Blue Origin , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 12:09pm EST
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Exclusive: Gordon stresses future continuity as he prepares to leave

OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon looks back on his tenure highlighting the successes of his office. Gordon will become the associate dean of contracts law at The George Washington University in January. He said improvements to the acquisition workforce and the implementation of strategic sourcing are among his accomplishments.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAI , DAU , strategic sourcing , GSA , supercommittee , George Washington University , insourcing , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:08am EST
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