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.
DOE's proposed fiscal 2012 budget calls for supporting the president's clean fuel initiatives, energy research and more nuclear power.
The Obama administration said today that it strongly opposes the continuing resolution legislation introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers.
The Veterans Affairs Department is requesting a 10.6 percent increase overall and a flat budget for its IT programs.
Army's proposed budget emphasizes force maintenance and modernization.
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.
The acquisition workforce is a key part of the Obama administration's efforts to put control back into the hands of federal employees.
Some of DHS' 22 agencies are projected to see double-digit increases, while others are slated for substantial cuts.
The Agriculture Department would see a slight funding increase for its IT programs under President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2012 budget proposal.
The Justice Department requests increases for financial investigations and counterterrorism while reducing some IT programs.