Managers in the U.S. Agency for International Development's inspector general's office '
- Dec. 9, 2013
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Managers in the U.S. Agency for International Development's inspector general's office '
Thousands of federal employees will see their monthly transit benefits plummet from about $240 to $130, according to a message issued by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Nov. 25.
As closed-door congressional budget talks appear likely to drag into the weekend, federal workforce groups are warily watching for signals that a deal on a 2014 spending bill could entail higher employee pension contributions.
The Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon's futurist think tank, will no longer report directly to the secretary of Defense, according to a new organization plan introduced Wednesday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
A US House-Senate budget committee is close to finalizing a plan on federal spending for the next two years that would provide the Pentagon and other federal agencies some relief from automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
Critical FBI operations face disruption if another wave of across-the-board spending reductions takes effect in fiscal 2014, leaders of an organization representing much of the bureau's workforce said Wednesday.
When the first round of sequester-related budget cuts hit in March, agencies sought help from Congress, juggled funds and resorted to bookkeeping gimmicks to cushion the impact.
Defense officials have reportedly asked the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to develop a plan to close all U.S.
The Obama administration is moving to clamp down on the growing political activity of 'social welfare' tax-exempt groups, six months after controversy erupted over the IRS scrutiny of conservative groups.
A House-Senate budget conference committee is finding its work on a compromise spending plan tough sledding, and the prospects for a long-term federal spending blueprint appear dead.
For federal agencies, a second round of sequester-related budget cuts will carry a harder punch because one-time fixes and gimmicks won't be as readily available, a liberal-leaning think tank warns in a new report.
Federal agency budget officers are struggling to meet White House orders to spell out fresh spending cuts and combat program overlap in their fiscal 2015 budget submissions, the findings of a new survey suggest.
The House passed legislation Monday requiring agencies to submit detailed, standardized spending data.
Agencies struggling to hire cybersecurity experts are unlikely to get relief from Congress in the form of higher pay scales, according to experts.
Federal agencies varied dramatically in the proportion of their workforces furloughed during last month's partial government shutdown, a new compilation indicates.
The Department of Homeland Security last week released the first request for quote under its $6 billion continuous monitoring contract, according to industry sources.
Sequester-related budget cuts. Hiring restrictions. A continuing freeze on pay rates.
The administration is ramping up its use of public-private partnerships to help spur innovations in big data, according to agency officials.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is considering canceling its planned $450 million commercial cloud contract, following lower than expected demand for those services.
Tony Trenkle, the chief information officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will retire Nov. 15, CMS Chief Operating Officer Michelle Snyder said last week.
Federal unions and professional groups are urging a House-Senate budget committee both to head off another round of sequester-related spending cuts early next year and avoid raising worker pension contributions.
Last month's partial government shutdown cost an estimated $2 billion in pay for furloughed federal employees and hindered everything from collection of park receipts to shipping liquor overseas, according to an Office of Management and Budget report rele
A prominent US senator is reviving her push for a temporary fix to sequestration, urging a special House-Senate budget panel to replace the next two years of planned cuts.
Presently, the director of the National Security Agency is dual-hatted as commanding general of U.S. Cyber Command. Air Force Gen. Keith Alexander currently heads both organizations.
Bipartisan legislation to improve online tracking of federal spending easily cleared a Senate panel Wednesday.
The fiscal 2013 sequester cost the intelligence community more than $4 billion as it chopped overall spending from $71.9 billion to $67.6 billion, according to newly disclosed figures.
Margo Sheridan will be the new head of the Defense Department's bid to get its books in auditable shape, according to a top Pentagon official.
The federal government shutdown cost taxpayers billions of dollars but at least a tiny fraction will be recouped: Federal employees will get paid just once — not twice — for not working.
A visibly frustrated chief of staff and secretary of the US Army today warned that many key programs will have to be canceled, curtailed or delayed in upcoming years due to budget uncertainty, and units will be unready to perform operations.
The Army is looking at issuing dining cards that could be used at its installations and at local restaurants, Army officials said Tuesday.
After more than two weeks on furlough, Jason Grimes couldn't wait to get back to his job with the General Services Administration's Atlanta office last week. But he was also nervous about what he'd find.
The legislation that ended the government shutdown Wednesday night also directed the inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department to look into fraud safeguards under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Federal employees furloughed during the partial government shutdown might have to repay any state unemployment benefits received during that time, according to guidelines released Friday by the Office of Personnel Management.
President Barack Obama signed into law a bipartisan deal approved by Congress Wednesday to reopen the federal government and avert an unprecedented debt default, ending a bitter and partisan 16-day impasse.
The government shutdown cost the Defense Department at least $600 million in lost productivity, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said Thursday.
The legislation that ended the government shutdown Wednesday night also directed the inspector general of the Health and Human Services department to look into fraud safeguards under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The legislation that ended the government shutdown Wednesday night also transferred control of a fleet of surveillance blimps from the Air Force to the Department of Homeland security.
The Health and Human Services Department has suspended its Washington-area Combined Federal Campaign activities because of the government shutdown, according to the agency.
The US Senate on Tuesday evening approved legislation to end a government shutdown and avert a federal debt default that excludes proposed language to give Pentagon leaders the authority to decide what gets cut under sequestration.
A plan favored by Democrats and Republicans to give the Pentagon and other department heads greater flexibility to choose what gets cut under sequestration appears in jeopardy.
Senate Democratic and Republican leaders on Wednesday announced an eleventh-hour deal to end a government shutdown and avert a federal debt default — and also lock in sequestration's deep spending cuts.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon on Tuesday broke with Senate defense hawks by opposing a plan to allow Pentagon leaders authority to pick what gets axed via sequestration.
A House Republican effort to advance a plan to reopen government and avert an impending default collapsed late Tuesday when it became apparent that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, did not have the votes to pass it.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday endorsed giving Pentagon leaders greater authority to decide what gets cut and what is spared under sequestration.
Senate leaders are hoping to secure a deal that can pass the House of Representatives. The Treasury Department has said the national debt ceiling must be raised by Thursday.
The partial government shutdown is hurting contractor employees in some ways worse than federal employees.
Agencies will have fewer information technology dollars to spend over the next five years as sequester budget cuts shrink overall discretionary spending, according to an annual industry forecast.
President Obama prepared to meet Monday with congressional leaders, as the Senate's top Democrat said lawmakers are close to a deal that could avert a government default later this week.
Senate Democratic and Republican leaders are close to finalizing a debt-ceiling deal that gives lawmakers and the White House three more months to find a way to avert new defense sequestration cuts.
Halted crash investigations. Delayed training for air-traffic controllers. No federal certification to ensure the safety of new aircraft before delivery.