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VA chief calls House budget proposal 'inadequate'

A House subcommittee's plan to cut the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs by more than $1.4 billion next year will "cause veterans to suffer," VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday.

Tags: Bob McDonald , Veterans Affairs , Congress

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 09:00pm EDT

FITARA does not give federal CIOs total IT budget authority

Some CIOs are asking what the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will really change. Tom Temin, host of the Federal Drive has some answers in a new commentary.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , FITARA , Technology , CIO , GAO ,

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:53am EDT

Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

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Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:12am EDT

Taxpayer advocate slams IRS service as 'officially worst' since 2001

Internal Revenue Service faced a tough day on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with a spate of new bills passed and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying before Congress.

Tags: IRS , taxpayer advocate , Congress , Nina Olson , Tax Day , customer service , tax delinquent , workforce , John Koskinen , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:21pm EDT

DHS defends FY 2016 cyber budget before Senate subcommittee

The total request for cyber programs at DHS adds up to $1.4 billion. That's just part of the total White House budget request for cyber, which is up 11 percent for FY 2016, or $13.9 billion.

Tags: Cybersecurity , DHS , Andy Ozment , Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee , Luke McCormack , Senate , Sean McCalley , Einstein 3

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:05pm EDT

FY2016 budget: put up or shut up time for Congress

The next two weeks may reveal the Republican Congress' real ability to govern, for better or worse.

Tags: Francis Rose , Congress , sequestration , National Defense Authorization Act

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:30am EDT

David Hawkings, senior editor, CQ Roll Call

The House of Representatives is gearing up to tackle the first two of 12 appropriations bills for 2016. The plan right now is to bring them to the floor at the end of April. David Hawkings is senior editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted how the chamber might try to avoid a last-minute scramble and another cromnibus bill.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , Congress , In Depth

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:13pm EDT
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IRS Commissioner questions congressional double-edged sword

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said there is a disconnect in Congress as lawmakers continue to give the bureau more responsibility yet reduce its budget. He said he has a plan for the IRS to modernize its online services despite its budget challenges.

Tags: management , Congress , IRS , John Koskinen , Technology , Citizen services , Brookings Institution , Jason Miller , Rosemary Marcuss , tax

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:12am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen continues his public persuasion tour to get Congress to better fund his agency. His latest stop: The Brookings Institution. There, Koskinen talks about the growing disconnect on Capitol Hill. He says many members want to give the IRS more responsibilities while also cutting its funding. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how Koskinen is dealing with the conflicting messages from lawmakers.

Tags: Jason Miller , IRS , John Koskinen , Brookings Institution , workforce

Friday - 04/10/2015, 09:30am EDT
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