Policy and Funding


Obama proposes to extend federal pay freeze until April 2013

The president's plan would grant feds a modest pay raise -- but only under one condition, which might be hard to meet.

GSA’s push to curb spending begins to bear fruit

After being chastised for squandering money on various occasions, the agency taps its employees to get the best ideas on how to reduce costs and cut waste.

Army general accused of wasteful spending in IG probe

First GSA, then the VA, now an Army officer allegedly involved in frivolous spending. Who's next?

Union aims to prove its members' worth

NTEU survey says Americans believe the government needs to commit more resources and manpower to areas such as food safety, veterans’ assistance, and nuclear safety.

OMB demands agencies trim IT for 2014

New guidance requires agencies to propose IT cuts, reinvestments.

Industry members laud Digital Government Strategy

The framework to transform the government to better suit 21st-century needs gets nods from private-sector IT professionals.

New tool helps spot fake federal social media accounts

The federal social media database takes the guessing out of which accounts belong to government agencies.

Pink slips and budgets

It says a lot about the budget limbo we live in that yet another continuing resolution counts as progress.

VA CIO charts progress on clearing claims backlog

VA deploys latest version of paperless claims processing system, another step on the road to eliminating a longstanding backlog.

Cyber threat warnings grow louder

Cyberattacks have long been a threat, but experts think the danger is increasing.

Citizens provide guidance for Commerce's digital government efforts

Officials at the Commerce Department asked the public for ideas on what to focus on in implementing the federal digital strategy, and the replies are coming in.

GSA freezes 2013 per diem travel rates

Unchanging travel spending rate aligns with acting administrator's ongoing agency review.