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FY 2012 budget readied for Valentine's Day release

President Barack Obama is expected to submit his budget request for fiscal 2012 on Valentines Day. Already there's not much love lost between the parties. Republicans want to cut $55 billion from the budget. The president's new chief of staff is asking "where's the beef?"

Tags: newsstand , budget , Mitch McConnell , John Boehner

Monday - 01/31/2011, 10:22am EST

Congress considers retroactive spending cuts

The idea of retroactively cutting money that has been approved but not yet spent is one of several options under consideration. We get an update from The Hill's Ian Swanson.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , Ian Swanson , FY 2011 , continuing resolution ,

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 10:31am EST

Budget cuts lead to layoffs at Fort Detrick

Fifteen contract laboratory workers are being laid off at Fort Detrick because of budget cuts at the Department of Homeland Security, AP reports.

Tags: DHS , Fort Detrick , contracting , Associated Press

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 03:43pm EST

Gates to detail DoD spending cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates was expected to spend the morning detailing for members of Congress his internal cost-cutting measures, which he said in August would save the department $100 billion over five years. Analysts said the effort was intended to preempt any budget cuts that Congress might force on the department.

Tags: DoD , management , contracting , Robert Gates , JFCOM , Congress , Jim McAleese , Mackenzie Eaglen , Maren Leed , Heritage Foundation , CSIS , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 01:39pm EST

The budget trimming begins, in theory

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner says his party's goal is to give the government back to the people. But first, reminds the managing editor of The Hill, they'll need to figure out a way to fund it in 23 working days or less to avoid a shutdown.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , Bob Cusack , The Hill , CR , continuing resolution , State of the Union , shutdown , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 10:08am EST

Rats! Arlington budget cuts add to rodent problem

Budget cuts and the cold weather are contributing to a growing problem in some parts of Arlington - the rodent population.

Tags: rodent , rats , Evelyn Poppell , exterminators , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 04:25pm EST

DoD contracting cuts less painful than expected

In a meeting with members of Congress and industry association leaders this week, DoD officials said proposed cuts to Defense contracting will only impact a small subset of the department's service contracting budget. DoD officials said they are looking at contracts that support staff augmentation and other similar support service contracts.

Tags: contracting , industry , DoD , Robert Gates , Bill Lynn , Gerry Connolly , Stan Soloway , Bobbie Kilberg , Professional Services Council , Northern Virginia Technology Council , Deltek Consulting , services contracts , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 06:33am EST

Mid-year cuts coming to Montgomery Co. schools

Montgomery County schools need to make $19 million in budget cuts in the middle of this school year.

Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools , Dr. Jerry Weast , Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County Board of Education , Patricia O'Neill , Maintenance of Effort , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 11:57pm EST

Council cuts $32M from Montgomery Co. budget

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says he needs $36 million in budget cuts right now. - in the middle of fiscal year 2011 - because he's staring down a budget gap of $300 million dollars for FY 2012.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Mark Elrich , Isiah Leggett , George Leventhal , Richard Bowers , Montgomery County Fire Department , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 10:19pm EST

Montgomery Co. to consider cutting school officers

Members of the Montgomery County Council Monday will consider removing police officers from schools as lawmakers scramble to save money in the middle of the fiscal year.

Tags: Isiah Leggett , Walt Whitman High School , police officers , Kate Ryan

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 05:23pm EST
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