Policy


Obama and the budget

2013 lapses drive new performance goals

The cross-agency priority goals announced in the 2015 budget grew out of the failures of HealthCare.gov and NSA security in the Snowden affair.

Gary Bass

Federal 100: Gary Bass

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Federal agencies flunking FOIA

None of the 15 agencies studied earned an A on a Freedom of Information Act report card from the Center for Effective Government, and seven – including DOD, DHS and State – got an F.

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Hodgkins: 'No more three-week funding cycles'

Tech industry lobbyist is upbeat about the way forward for federal IT, as outlined in the president’s fiscal 2015 budget.

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House passes federal data center efficiency bill

The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.

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The FY15 budget: IT spending breakdown

The overall changes are modest compared to fiscal 2014, but many individual agency budgets see much larger swings.

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Budget requests for science, research mostly flat

One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.

Greg Mundell

Watch out for 'boiler room' cloud brokers

If cloud providers are also brokers, can an agency be sure its interests are put first?