Market research firm Input estimates annual federal IT budget will rise 5 percent annually despite proposed freeze in discretionary spending.
The House has passed a Republican-sponsored fiscal 2012 budget resolution that includes measures to freeze federal pay and reduce the federal workforce an estimated 10 percent by 2014. The next budget battle has begun.
President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2011 spending bill.
President Obama has proposed across-the-board spending cuts tied to the debt, but left unclear the impacts on IT, workforce and other programs.
Agencies contuinue to operate normally for now, but the shutdown threat could re-emerge soon.
Senators on the Budget Committee voted along party lines, with no Republicans giving her their support to the nominee to be OMB's deputy director.
House Republicans have released their fiscal 2012 budget proposal, including a bid to shrink the federal workforce and extend a pay freeze.
The House of Representatives passed the latest short-term funding measure to head off a government shutdown.
House Republicans today introduced a second short-term funding extension to prevent a government shutdown while lawmakers continue to negotiate a plan to keep the government operating this fiscal year.
The U.S. public overwhelmingly wants defense cuts, but the Defense Department says that's dangerous.