2012 Budget


Federal hiring freeze back on the table

A GOP House member recently reintroduced a bill that would place a hiring freeze on all federal agencies except the Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments.

Army's budget focuses on modernization, includes IT programs

Army's proposed budget emphasizes force maintenance and modernization.

VA asks for 11 percent more but IT budget doesn't change

The Veterans Affairs Department is requesting a 10.6 percent increase overall and a flat budget for its IT programs.

Air Force budget would save on IT, other areas

Although the Air Force's budget is smaller for fiscal 2012, savings gained through efficiency measures will be applied to readiness and modernization, official says.

DOE seeks funds for clean fuel, nuclear power

DOE's proposed fiscal 2012 budget calls for supporting the president's clean fuel initiatives, energy research and more nuclear power.

Administration blasts GOP's proposed cuts for rest of 2011

The Obama administration said today that it strongly opposes the continuing resolution legislation introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers.

DOD budget calls for leaner military

The Defense Department's proposed $553 billion budget for fiscal 2012 marks a modest increase.

GOP pushes bill to cut spending by $100 billion

Members of the House Appropriations Committee have introduced a continuing resolution that would reduce spending for the rest of this fiscal year by $100 billion compared with the president’s budget request.

IRS big winner in Treasury budget request

The Treasury Department budget proposal is up to $14 billion with proposed improvements to IRS data collection and taxpayers services and Wall Street reform measures.

Obama rejects calls to extend federal salary freeze

The White House included the already-enacted two-year pay freeze for federal civilian employees in its fiscal 2012 budget request but rebuffed calls to extend it to three years.