Policy and Funding


DHS budget gets 1.2 percent cut under House GOP committee plan

The Homeland Security Department escaped major spending cuts under a budget package presented by the GOP-run House Appropriations Committee.

Efforts to limit feds' conference attendance meet opposition

Industry associations worry that legislation designed to restrict the ability of federal employees to attend conferences would do more harm than good.

VA IT budget to get a boost in House spending bill

The Veterans Affairs Department's information technology budget gets a hefty raise next year under a proposal released by the House Appropriations Committee.

On the front lines: How agencies recruit young feds

Despite popular belief, public perception of the government workforce and pervasive anti-government rhetoric hasn't put a damper on young people's desire to become public servants.

GOP plan to nix sequester moves forward

House Republicans want to replace the looming sequester with cuts targeting health care and federal benefits.

Defense Authorization begins its long journey through the House

House defense bill asks for $3 billion more than the Obama administration's plan.

Long-awaited digital roadmap almost ready to debut

Forthcoming strategy will give citizens better access to government data and enhance service delivery for agencies.

Congressman plans cyber workforce development efforts

Rep. Jim Langevin is looking to catalyze better cyber training and expertise at the federal, state and local levels.

DOD moves to change rules for buying commercial products

DOD has proposed changes to acquisition rules that may drastically impact the federal marketplace.

VA resumes reverse auctions, but questions linger

Updated guidelines on reverse auctions require contracting officers to show how they benefit the agency's bottom line.

Cloud could squeeze even more savings, says survey

New estimates indicate agencies could save significantly more with cloud computing than they already are.

Controversial cyber bill sails through House

The president has threatened to veto CISPA if it reaches his desk.