Policy and Funding


OMB crowdsources regulatory reform

Do you have better ideas than the Obama administration on how to streamline regulations? Now is the time to speak up.

Congress demands White House transparency on sequestration

As sequestration draws near, a newly passed House bill and a companion piece under Senate consideration order the Obama administration to provide details on how it plans to implement the $1.2T in forced spending cuts.

Cybersecurity bill nears Senate vote

A bi-partisian cybersecurity bill could be voted on soon, but its sponsors are working to change some sections first.

Sequestration portends ominous future for some feds

The expected budget cuts could eradicate many federal jobs, according to a 'bleak but clear-cut' analysis.

Americans overwhelmingly favor major defense cuts

Memo to DOD: Don't count on public support for avoiding budget cuts. Majorities of both parties favor DOD cuts, although they differ on just how much and exactly which programs should get trimmed, survey suggests.

Digital center opens, part of Obama's digital strategy

The Obama administration has launched a center intended to help foster a more mobile-friendly, customer-centric government, with a new leader at the helm.

CBO predicts defense cost overruns

The DOD disputes a prediction that it will overspend its budget over the next five years, but calls for Congress to allow it more freedom to take cost-cutting measures.

7 challenges to 'cloud first'

Agencies are well on their way to the cloud but better planning is needed to fully realize the cloud-first policy.

DOD rescinds report length limit after outcry

Saying rule was 'misinterpeted,' DOD will no longer impose length limits on reports to Congress.

NASA beefs up telework plan

The space agency seeks to complement its Work From Anywhere program with new mobility strategy.

New rule limiting length of DOD reports to Congress draws fire

Hill Republicans are condemning a new Pentagon policy limiting its reports to Congress to 10 pages.

Why federal managers resist telework

That agency managers don't all embrace telework is not news, but why? Here are some answers.