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House seeks budget below 2008 levels

House GOP are outlining a 2012 budget that aims to cut spending to less than 2008 levels.

Tags: Reuters , Eric Cantor , House , Republican , Congress , deficit , tax reform

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 03:03pm EST

Reading the Budget

Tags: mngt , Phil Joyce , deficit , President Barack Obama

Monday - 03/09/2009, 07:05pm EDT
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A spending plan that tries to cover all the bases

President Obama's newly released federal Budget for fiscal year 2011 has a number of "tall orders": spurring job creation, curbing fiscal spending, and reducing the federal deficit, all at the same time.

Tags: mngt , Peter Orszag , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:53am EST
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White House IT budget request lower in 2011

The administration proposes to decrease the governmentwide technology budget by 1.6 percent over the 2010 enacted funding. White House also zeroes out funding for OPM's Retirement Systems Modernization program in 2011. OMB also plans to create centralized IT services around data centers, cloud computing and other areas.

Tags: technology , OMB , White House , GSA , DoD , OPM , retirement system modernization , 2011 budget request , e-government , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Web 2.0 , cybersecurity , Challenge platform , Geospatial information

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:46am EST
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On the Hill, the push for 'PayGo' begins

Congressional Democrats have begun the task of codifying into federal law "PayGo", rules that mandate an equivalent cut in spending in one area to compensate for an increase in spending elsewhere. The President has proposed the action to trim the budget, but opponents say recent stimulus and financial bailout spending make them wary of the idea.

Tags: newsstand , PayGo , Rep. Steny Hoyer , Rep. Alan Boyd , OMB , Peter Orzag , President Barack Obama

Thursday - 06/18/2009, 07:06am EDT
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USCG's Adm. Thad Allen begins long farewell

Sometime around the end of May, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will hand over the reins of the service to his successor. During his four-year tour, Allen has helped oversee the Coast Guard at a time of transition. He talked about it in his final "State of the Coast Guard" speech at the National Press Club.

Tags: newsstand , USCG , Thad Allen , technology , Web 2.0 , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 06:37am EST
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Fed contracting community waits to see who fills Murtha's shoes

The death earlier this week of Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha has left open one of the most important jobs on Capitol Hill: chairman of the powerful House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. A Washington state lawmaker is the front-running candidate for the job.

Tags: management , pentagon , John Murtha , Norm Dicks , House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee , Steny Hoyer , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Max Cacas

Friday - 02/12/2010, 07:18am EST
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Blue Dog Dems hound President on budget priorities

Even as the President prepares to transmit his proposed FY 2011 budget to Capitol Hill, a group of increasingly influential centrist Democrat lawmakers in the House is releasing its own version of the budget. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D.-Texas believes that the President needs to focus even more on jobs creation and is pressing for "performance based budgeting" in which agencies are held to even stricter accounting for their spending.

Tags: management , Rep. Henry Cuellar , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 02/01/2010, 06:56am EST
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OMB finally details broad management doctrine

Fiscal 2011 budget provides look into how agencies will be expected to improve program departmentwide and governmentwide. The administration calls for bureau levels goals, a new performance portal and problem solving networks. Experts praise White House approach to addressing management issues.

Tags: mngt , OMB , White House , Robert Shea , Jonathan Breul , Robert Tobias , Grant Thornton , IBM , American University , management agenda , 2011 budget request , program evaluation , Performance metrics ,

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:38am EST
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Federal R&D efforts could get boost

NSF, NIST and Energy continue to receive increases on way to doubling budget by 2017. Overall, R&D across government increases only slightly. OSTP will create a dashboard to measure effectiveness of federal R&D efforts.

Tags: technology , John Holdren , Aneesh Chopra , White House , OSTP , NASA , NSF , Energy , NIST , USDA , education , Smithsonian , research and development , R&D dashboard , FY 2011 budget

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:40am EST
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