Policy and Funding


What's new about evidence-based budgeting?

The recent memo on evidence-based budgeting builds on the work of the past. What's new in it?

Tips for the digital government strategy

The new digital government strategy might be overwhelming, but agencies are beginning to sort it out and offer advice.

IG slams Energy Department for wasting energy

An audit finds the agency overlooked hundreds of data centers in its data center management efforts.

White House threatens to strike down bill to extend pay freeze

An appropriations bill that funds military construction and veterans' programs also would add another year to the federal employee pay freeze for some employees.

NIST guide aims to explain cloud in plain language

New document details risk management and other security issues related to cloud computing.

Can strategy help DOD sidestep budget cut effects?

As defense officials try to figure out where to trim costs, the White House offers some advice: Avoid a last-in, first-out approach.

Can Michael Daniel make a difference?

Howard Schmidt's successor will take over during the period when getting anything done in Washington is at its hardest: Just before an election.

Senate version of defense bill tackles cyber workforce, procurement

The Senate's defense bill is $3 billion more than the president's request and doesn't account for the budget cuts of sequestration.

Can the government outsource solutions to its problems?

Technology is enabling a new kind of collaboration, and now the government is looking to institutionalize the approach to solve serious problems.

170,000 military dating-site users exposed, hackers say

An affiliate of the LulzSec hacker group is claiming it obtained and published personally-identifiable information for 170,000 military personnel.

Hopes dim for bipartisan cybersecurity legislation

Two Senate bills are stalled while compromise seems unlikely.

Providing evidence for funding will challenge agency thinking

Meeting OMB's new directives will require careful attention to detail in providing evidence, experts say.