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Happy (Fiscal) New Year: A look back at FY2010

The Committee for Federal Responsible Budget recaps FY2010.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Committee for Federal Responsible Budget , FY2010 , stimulus funding , deficit

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:05pm EDT

Fairfax teachers ask for federal funds to be spent on raises

Fairfax County teachers are pressing the School Board to give them a raise instead of hiring new teachers with an anticipated $21 million coming from the federal government.

Tags: Fairfax County Teachers , pay raises , The Washington Post

Sunday - 10/03/2010, 12:07pm EDT

Defense finance systems over budget, years behind schedule

According to a GAO report, the Defense Department's finance systems are $6.9 billion over budget and 2 to twelve years behind schedule, NextGov reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Nextgov , DoD , GAO , overbudget , audit

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 04:13pm EDT

What if the Postal Service runs out of money?

The financially collapsing USPS must pay $5.5 billion each year to prefund its retiree health benefits. There is no penalty if USPS doesn't pay, Washington Post reports. But as the nation's second largest employer, if USPS can't make the $5.5 billion payment, who can?

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , USPS , Washington Post

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 03:34pm EDT

Senate Armed Services hears DoD cost-cutting plans

The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.

Tags: DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , cost-cutting

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:35pm EDT

How to get your agency's 2012 budget in line

Long before it hits Congress and reconciliation, your agency's budget has to be figured out. In a special panel discussion, Federal News Radio asks DoD's Mike McCord and former OMBer Karen Evans to explain how the magic happens.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , Federal News Radio Discussion , DoD , Defense , Mike McCord , Karen Evans , OMB , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 08/27/2010, 11:08am EDT

Serious cost-cutters only, please

Read a new column from William Eggers and John O'Leary.

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Friday - 08/20/2010, 12:12pm EDT

Study: End-of-year spending stereotype wrong

A new study aims to break the stereotype involved with the end of the fiscal year.

Tags: contracting , management , Ramji Balakrishnan , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 04:48pm EDT

DISA's Sienkiewicz works through Pentagon reshuffle

DISA's chief information officer says he's unsure how budget changes at DoD will affect his agency.
Aug. 19, 2010

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Henry Sienkiewicz , DISA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 03:20pm EDT

Are recent cuts to DoD programs just the beginning?

In Depth's new series, Pentagon Solutions, takes a look at why Secretary Robert Gates is calling for the cuts of certain programs, and whether or not there might be more to come.

Tags: DoD , Robert Gates , Mackenzie Eaglen , Winslow Wheeler , Heritage Foundation , CDI , Dorothy Ramienski , In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:17pm EDT
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