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After two-month tax cut plan, now what?

Meredith Shiner, Senate reporter at CQ Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what this extension means for you.

Tags: Meredith Shiner , Roll Call , Congress , payroll tax cut , In Depth , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/23/2011, 06:15pm EST
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GAO cannot give opinion on federal government's finances

The Government Accountability Office said it cannot render an opinion on the federal government's 2011 consolidated financial statements due to "widespread material internal control weaknesses, significant uncertainties, and other limitations," according to a GAO release.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , financial management , Treasury , OMB , Congress

Friday - 12/23/2011, 01:36pm EST

Is defense sequestration rhetoric overblown?

David Berteau, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program and Ryan Crotty, a research associate with the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions. According to their research, the effect of sequestration on the defense budget may not be as catastrophic as Pentagon leaders have conjectured.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , CSIS , supercommittee , DoD , sequestration , defense budget , David Berteau , Ryan Crotty , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:05pm EST
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Relationship between agencies, contractors grew muddled over past year

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable Law Firm joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the relationship between government and contractors over the past year and how that could change in 2012.

Tags: industry , acquisition , Contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Dan Burton

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 07:17pm EST
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Hill update: Omnibus spending bill, payroll stalemate

Erik Wasson is a staff writer with The Hill.

Tags: Congress , The Hill , Erik Wasson , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 11:03am EST
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Coburn report identifies nearly $7B in wasteful government spending

Among the report's outline of wasteful spending were more than $35 million in wasteful spending on political conventions, $14 million on an Air Force green construction project that was victim to "poor planning," and $4.68 billion identified by the final report of the Commission on Wartime Contracting on contracting waste in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Barack Obama , wasteful spending ,

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:02am EST

Senate clears FY2012 spending bill, sends to President

The Senate passed the megabus spending bill by a vote of 67-32 Saturday.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 02:21pm EST

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
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