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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: 2014 IT budget passback is much ado about nothing

News and buzz from the last two weeks includes a new legislative proposal from Rep. Darrell Issa on suspension and debarment and round two of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , technology , acquisition , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , Angela Styles , IT passback , exclusive

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:41pm EST

OMB tells Congress sequestration cuts aren't needed in 2014

In a new report to lawmakers, the White House determined discretionary spending fell $2 billion below the Budget Control Act caps.

Tags: OMB , sequestration , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 12:36pm EST

White House budget proposal coming March 4

The Office of Management and Budget this week announced President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget would be released March 4 about a month later than the traditional deadline. Still, this year's delay is much smaller than last year, when the budget release came two months late because of the congressional deliberations over annual spending and the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.

Tags: OMB , 2015 budget , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/24/2014, 01:00pm EST

US to get approximately $17.2T debt limit Friday

The U.S. government is getting a new borrowing cap Friday, almost four months after Washington defused October's government shutdown and debt crisis.

Tags: Treasury , debt limit , Jack Lew , Congress

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 12:30pm EST

New IRS chief says budget crunch, understaffing taking its toll

John Koskinen, sworn in as IRS commissioner in late December, has been meeting with frontline employees and crunching numbers for the last several weeks. He told Congress Wednesday that every corner of the agency is underfunded, and as a direct result, the Treasury is collecting fewer dollars than it should.

Tags: IRS , Treasury , Congress , workforce , management , House Ways and Means Committee , John Koskinen , Charles Boustany , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 03:47am EST
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Agencies struggle to stay ahead of the curve in new era of technology

A big change is coming to the federal technology community. For the first time ever, federal agencies are expected to spend less on information technology in 2014 than the year before. Federal News Radio's special report, A New Era in Technology, examines the sea change that will force everyone in both federal agencies and industry to think differently. Federal News Radio's exclusive survey of 900 feds and 50 contractors found that even though technology at agencies is changing, agencies still fall behind the curve.

Tags: A New Era in Technology , technology , IT , Dan Chenok , Geoff Celhar , Govini , survey , Shefali Kapadia , emerging technologies

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 04:28am EST

House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Congress , House , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell , cybersecurity , TSA , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

IRS chief: No furloughs this year

The head of the Internal Revenue Service said the agency isn't planning any employee furloughs this year, even though Congress decided not to restore funding to the agency that had been lost due to the across-the-board sequestration cuts. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the budget crunch, though, would mean taxpayers will see a decline in services.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:00pm EST
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