2012 Budget

Government shutdown temporarily averted

A continuing resolution to fund the government until March 18 temporarily staves off fears of employee furloughs and program interruptions that would come with a federal shutdown.

GAO identifies billions in potential savings from duplicative federal programs

There are dozens of duplicative, overlapping and fragmented federal programs that could be cut for savings, GAO says.

Sunny days ahead for cloud?

The federal budget and CIO Vivek Kundra put some money behind cloud efforts. Will it work to increase the adoption of the technology?

VA CIO says department has $700M carryover money for IT

The Veterans Affairs Department's IT budget is facing cuts in fiscal 2012, but there is $700 million in leftover funds from previous years, says CIO Roger Baker.

DOD seeks to cut, downgrade executive jobs

The Defense Department is in the process of cutting 209 civilian senior executive positions, with 126 to be eliminated and 83 downgraded.

FDA wants 33 percent budget increase

The Food and Drug Administration wants a $4.3 billion budget that has new spending on IT, food safety programs, generic drugs, vaccines and regulatory science.

Archives budget would drop 10 percent

The National Archives and Records Administration would get $423 million under the president's budget proposal, a 10 percent cut.

Despite big budget cut, SBA would get more funds for IT, oversight

President Barack Obama wants funding for the Small Business Administration's core agency work, including spending on IT, building up SBA’s workforce, and protecting programs from fraud.

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.

8 agencies face big IT cuts

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra reveals the agencies that would see the sharpest IT cutbacks in fiscal 2012 under the administration's IT management reform plan.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.