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Libya costs won't blow up the budget

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, in an analysis this month, estimated that the Libyan no-fly zone could cost $100 million to $300 million per week. The Hill's Sam Youngman puts those numbers into perspective for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , The Hill , libya , budget , FY 2012 , Sam Youngman , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Strategies for managers under CRs

Focusing on these five strategies could help federal managers deal with budget constraints and low morale in the workplace.

Tags: budget , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , best practices , management , John Buckner , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:04pm EDT

Budget fatigue among members of Congress

Lou Peck, National Journal reporter

Tags: budget , Lou Peck , Congress

Monday - 03/21/2011, 12:07pm EDT
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Breakdown of cuts in 3-week spending bill

The Congress is sending a three-week spending measure to President Obama that would keep government funded through April 8. Some of the $6 billion in proposed cuts include federal program terminations.

Tags: budget , breakdown , Congress , Jolie Lee , House Appropriations Committee

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT

Sen. Warner: budget is tip of the debt spear

The "Gang of Six" is a bipartisan group of senators who've decided to try and craft their own compromise budget plan. Sen. Mark Warner leads the gang and joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Congress , Gang of Six , Mark Warner , leadership

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 10:31am EDT
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House passes 3-week spending bill

The newest stopgap funding measure would cut spending by $6 billion. The current proposal would be the sixth short-term spending bill this year alone as Congress has failed to reach a compromise on a longer-term budget solution.

Tags: budget , Congress , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:00am EDT

CRs 'seem to be getting worse'

Something has to give, according to the Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta. In terms of the budget, he says "what we have right now isn't working."

Tags: Federal Drive , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , budget , management , morale , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 10:41am EDT
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DoD details furlough rules...just in case

Military personnel would not be subject to a furlough in the event of a government shutdown, according to guidance prepared by the Defense Department as a contingency plan. The memo, drafted earlier this month, gives broad overarching guidance to military departments and agencies who would have discretion to determine what activities would and would not be exempted from a shutdown.

Tags: DoD , contracting , shutdown , budget , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 07:27am EDT

Under CR, new Navy ship-building on hold

The existing CR has caused the Navy to miss construction starts and other scheduled projects, Politico reports.

Tags: DoD Update , Todd Akin , John Boehner , Navy , budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:04pm EDT

Continuing resolutions may become a way of life

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been debating a short-term funding plan for weeks but are still far apart. Looking to avert a government shutdown this week, Congress is expected to approve a three-week stopgap measure this week to buy more time for negotiations on a longer-term bill, which may never come. The Hill's Erik Wasson explains why the CRs could continue until FY 2012.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , budget , shutdown , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 09:28am EDT
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