2012 Budget


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.

Obama looks to boost IT spending in 2012

The Obama administration is taking on several programs to keep IT projects in line with its goals as it introduces its fiscal 2012 budget proposal.

Transportation budget could get a big boost in 2012

The administration's 2012 budget proposal would boost DOT's funding by 66 percent over 2010, with a lot of money targeted for infrastructure improvements. The FAA's staellite-based NextGen air traffic control system also would see an increase.

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.

How to survive an austere budget

With a bipartisan drive toward cost cutting, expect lean times ahead.

Budget proposes cuts to some service contracts

The 2012 budget is expected to be lean, and details of some of the proposed cuts are beginning to emerge.

Commission's work informs president's cost-cutting plans

President Barack Obama highlighted the across-the-board spending cuts recommended by the fiscal commission in his State of the Union address, although he said he didn’t agree with all of the commission’s proposals.