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Dems mull how to cut discretionary spending

How low can they go? House Democrats say they'll forgo a traditional budget resolution for 2011 and opt for a plan to reduce non-security discretionary spending beyond what the president has proposed. We get details from The Hill's Walter Alarkon.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , The Hill , Walter Alarkon , Steny Hoyer , discretionary spending

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 09:31am EDT
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In budget crisis, states take aim at pension costs

Many states are acknowledging this year that they have promised pensions they cannot afford.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Monday - 06/21/2010, 01:30pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: Budget cuts, Wikileaks, more

My countdown of the three most important Federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , WikiLeaks , contracting , Ed O'Keefe , Josh Sawislak , GSA , Washington Post ,

Friday - 06/11/2010, 07:52pm EDT
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Travel, Training, Hiring Hit List

The budget cut being imposed on federal agencies won't impact all of them the same way. Some may freeze hiring, most will cut travel and training first. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this isn't the end of civilization as we know it but it could be a kick in the slats for the prosperous Washington metro area.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FY 2012 budget , budget cuts

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 04:00am EDT

Analysis: White House asks agencies to trim budget

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: management , OMB , FY 2012 , Peter Orszag , Rahm Emanuel , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 04:15pm EDT
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White House asks agencies to cut spending by 5 percent

U.S. President Barack Obama is asking government agencies to develop plans for five percent reductions in array of domestic programs, the White House said on Tuesday.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Peter Orszag , Rahm Emanuel , OMB , White House

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 12:09pm EDT
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DoD vows to become a leaner organization

Deputy secretary William Lynn calls for transferring billions of dollars from non-essential programs and administrative functions to warfighter mission areas. DoD also looking at six cross-cutting areas such as healthcare, acquisition and personnel policies for savings. The military services and Defense agencies have until July 31 to figure how to make this happen.

Tags: management , William Lynn , Barney Frank , Ron Paul , Ron Wyden , Walter Jones , DoD , force structure and modernization , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 07:00am EDT
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DoD to rearrange $100 billion in budget

WFED's Jason Miller reports

Tags: contracting , management , DoD , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Friday - 06/04/2010, 05:51pm EDT
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Congress considers a new budgetary tool

The Senate has begun consideration of proposals to give the President a line-item veto over individual provisions in federal spending bills. The measures are designed to overcome shortcomings in a 1996 line-item veto bill which was declared unconstitutional.

Tags: management , line-item veto , Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010 , Senate , Judiciary Committee , Constitution Subcommittee , Russ Finegold , Paul Ryan , Jeffrey Liebman , OMB , White House , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 06:43am EDT
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Analysis: Proposed DoD cuts could mean big changes

Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed making some rather large changes to the Pentagon's budget this past weekend. Federal News Radio gets analysis as to what this might mean.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD , Robert Gates , Washington Post , Greg Jaffe , GovExec , Tom Shoop , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 05:06pm EDT
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