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GOP and Dems agree: Tough budget decisions ahead

Politico reports on the various proposals coming from both sides of the aisles. None seem to stand out as favorable among lawmakers. The only thing Democrats and Republicans do agree on is that the budget decisions will be tough.

Tags: Mitch McConnell , Jan Schakowsky , Pete Domenici , Alice Rivlin , Erskine Bowles , Alan Simpson , Jack Kingston , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Politico , DoD Buzz , Congress

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 04:10pm EST

Zakheim: better acquisition workforce requires more money

To save money in contracting, DoD will have to spend money to build the acquisition workforce, former DoD Comptroller Dov Zakheim said.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Dov Zakheim , contracting , training , Robert Gates

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 07:10pm EST

SAVE Award winner cuts printing, postage costs

Trudy Givens, of Portage, Wisc., beat out more than 18,000 with her idea for an "opt-in" option for hard copies of the Federal Register.

Tags: Trudy Givens , Bureau of Prisons , SAVE award , White House , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , innovation , Federal Register

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:44pm EST

Greater savings opportunities in DoD budget cuts

Carl Conetta, co-director of the Project on Defense Alternatives, said that DoD is on the right track to cut costs, but there are even more savings opportunities.

Tags: Carl Conetta , deficit reduction commission , Project on Defense Alternatives , DoD Report , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/15/2010, 03:26pm EST

Can you solve the budget puzzle?

The New York Times interactive graphic allows you to make decisons about fixing the budget.

Tags: New York Times , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/15/2010, 03:17pm EST

Lawmakers face $1 trillion decision

Congress faces no good options in dealing with the $1 trillion pricetag of funding government through next year.

Tags: Politico , Congress , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 11/12/2010, 03:32pm EST

MOAA says DoD cuts cannot undermine incentives

Colonel Steve Strobridge of MOAA said the budget decisions by DoD cannot undermine key military incentives.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Steve Strobridge , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 03:43pm EST

Pew recommends budget fixes

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss recommendations for the budget process and how to get back to black.

Tags: Maya MacGuineas , Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget , Pew , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 08:19pm EST

GAO: DoD senior staff assessment lacks clear documentation

Brenda Farrell, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss GAO's recommendations for DoD's senior staff assessment process.

Tags: Brenda Farrell , GAO , DoD , management , Dorobek Insider , transparency

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 06:52pm EST

DoD 2012 budget to exceed target savings

The Defense Department's 2012 budget will include more than its share of the 2.3 percent in savings that Secretary Gates has called for.

Tags: Brett Lambert , DoD Report , Robert Gates , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 06:51pm EST
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