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White House budget breakdown: FY 2016 agency-by-agency funding levels

Federal News Radio provides a quick, agency-by-agency overview of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

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Monday - 02/02/2015, 11:12am EST

Uncle Sam, again, mounts hamster wheel

he good news (for some) is that the much-leaked budget will be presented in full today to Congress and the media. The other sure thing is that it is DOA, as in Dead On Arrival, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , budget , Congress ,

Monday - 02/02/2015, 03:00am EST

DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: Acquisition , Congress , DoD , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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Johnson to Congress: Don't make DHS budget a 'political football'

The Homeland Security Department cannot pay for more border security or make recommended changes to the Secret Service as long as it's operating on a continuing resolution, Secretary Jeh Johnson said during a speech at the Wilson Center.

Tags: DHS , Jeh Johnson , Wilson Center , immigration , Unity of Effort

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 11:33am EST

Winter Blast: A tale of two-plus cities

Charm City and D.C. may be close in physical proximity, but they're far apart in just about everything else, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:00am EST

VA begins biggest transformation in history

The massive reorganization the Veterans Affairs Department has unveiled begins with a simple premise: everyone should work from the same starting point. VA said it has now created a single map made up of five regions that the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, the National Cemetery Administration and several other offices will work from instead of the nine separate regional maps that existed previously.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Bob McDonald , Bob Snyder , Scott Blackburn , Reorganization , customer service , MyVa , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/26/2015, 06:27pm EST

USAID suspends awards to Virginia-based contractor

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency on Monday suspended awards to a non-governmental organization that has received more than $1 billion for its work in Afghanistan and Iraq the past nine years.

Tags: USAID , contracting , Afghanistan , Iraq , International Relief and Development , Oversight

Monday - 01/26/2015, 08:30pm EST

Public satisfaction with government services lowest in 16 years

A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index says that Americans' satisfaction with the services they receive from the federal government continue to decline. In addition, the public, by and large, is more satisfied with the services it receives in the private sector.

Tags: AFCI , customer service , IRS , customer satisfaction , CFI Group , workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 02:00am EST
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