Measure, pending Senate passage, would prevent government shutdown.
Forgoing some new hires could reduce pressure to furlough current employees, senator argues.
Washington D.C.'s non-voting member of Congress offers encouragement to federal employees, pledges support.
Committee chairman says across-the-board cuts can be avoided if agencies can identify unnecessary or wasteful programs, while White House draws on pop culture to promote president's plan.
Witnesses testifying at House committee hearing emphasized the 'poisoned atmosphere' that acquisition officials must work in, as part of an effort to shape an upcoming reform bill.
House hearing on draft legislation explores budget authority, chains of command and the sheer number of agency CIOs.
As Congress assembles a new IT procurement bill, the former head of the OFPP urges easing tensions between agencies and companies as his 'myth-busting' campaign sought to do.
The VA's new system, deployed in 2012 with a goal of dramatically cutting claims processing time, has so far not lived up to its promise.
Sen. Tom Coburn suggests leaving positions unfilled -- and names them a few.
The March 1 sequester will almost certainly take place -- and negotiations to avoid a full-blown shutdown just a few weeks later are not looking particularly promising.
As implementation of the president's cybersecurity executive order takes shape, critics say Congress must pass legislation if there is to be a significant improvement.
As the window narrows for government leaders to undo sequestration's automatic spending cuts, leaders are ramping up opposition to the measure and warning of the grave impact that the cuts would bring. But other groups are taking a different tack, suggesting that at least some of the cuts could be beneficial for the nation.