Policy and Funding


Election 2012: What's at stake for feds?

Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama offer competing visions for America. But how do they stand on federal priorities?

Former top DOD officials skewer Congress over sequestration

In a rare joint appearance, two former DOD leaders to take Congress to task for exacerbating the top U.S. threats: budget cuts and the national debt.

Planning for -- and surviving -- sequestration

With sequestration possible in just a few months, experts offer tips to help managers minimize the impact of budget cuts on employees and agency missions.

Obama releases sequestration report

The White House has outlined plans for implementing $1.2 trillion in budget reductions across the federal government.

House targets cybersecurity, transparency in 2013 continuing resolution

An expected spending agreement would keep the government functioning, add some funding for high-priority programs.

Federal IT workforce needs training investment, expert says

Technology aids the workforce, but the government's IT security personnel need investments in training and development opportunities to truly thrive.

Federal data breaches: How long is too long to inform victims?

Informing potential victims of a data breach as early as possible seems like a sensible policy, but it's not that easy.

Do small-business preferences make the grade?

Agencies labor mightily to hit small-business contracting targets, but the emphasis on score cards overshadows some larger questions about set-asides.

House to press agencies on customer service

A bill, expected to pass this week, would make it mandatory for agencies to factor customer service into employee appraisals.

Obama's sequestration report delayed

The administration says it needs more time to figure out the details on across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect in January, but the report itself expected to contain few surprises.

Executive order could institute controversial cybersecurity measures

A rumored order would allegedly implement parts of a bill that stalled in Congress this year.

Obama vs. Romney on cybersecurity

The Republicans and Democrats each target cybersecurity in their platforms, but much of what they're offering sounds very familiar.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!