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Warner: give feds a say in program cuts

With President Obama recently signing new government reform legislation, lawmakers said accurate data about agencies and their programs will be the key to effective change. Sen. Mark Warner said budget pressures will make improving program performance more pressing than ever before. Warner wants to increase collaboration between long term federal employees and leadership in Congress and the White House.

Tags: management , GPRA , government reform , OMB , Mark Warner , Center for American Progress , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 07:22am EST

Cantor: A bill a week to cut spending

Reuters reports that the incoming House Speaker says his party is aiming to offer weekly bills to cut the deficit.

Tags: budget , Congress , Eric Cantor , Reuters , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 04:15pm EST

Austerity rules in Congress budget talks

Congress returns to sessions with new members and a new agenda of how to cut spending and the deficit.

Tags: Congress , budget , Barack Obama , austerity , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/03/2011, 04:08pm EST

Analysis: Deficit Commission's lasting effects

While the recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform didn't pass, we may not have seen the end of them. Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us with more.

Tags: National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Deficit Commission , Jason Fichtner , Mercatus Center , George Mason University , management , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/03/2010, 04:36pm EST

Revised deficit plan may take out military pay freeze

Military Times reports that the fiscal commission is considering a revised plan that does not include a previous proposal to freeze military pay.

Tags: DoD Update , Military Times , budget , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 03:58pm EST

Carter: Politics, economy to affect DoD spending

Reuters reports that Undersecretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's head of acquisition, told industry officials that politics, the sluggish economy, and the size of the deficit might affect funding in the near future.

Tags: DoD Report , budget , Ashton Carter , acquisition , Contracting , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:35pm EST

Happy (Fiscal) New Year: A look back at FY2010

The Committee for Federal Responsible Budget recaps FY2010.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Committee for Federal Responsible Budget , FY2010 , budget , stimulus funding ,

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:05pm EDT

Brother, Can You Spare $43,000?

If we could each kick in $43,000 we could eliminate the national debt overnight. One of Mike's readers says there is an existing mechanism...the Combined Federal Campaign.

Tags: mike causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , CFC , medical privacy

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 03:02pm EDT

Obama pledges to cut deficit in half

President Barack Obama has vowed to cut the country's budget deficit in half by the end of his first term. Obama laid out the guiding principle of his budget policy at a White House conference.

Tags: mngt , contract , spending , budget , President Barack Obama , stimulus

Monday - 02/23/2009, 04:45pm EST
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