A continuing resolution to fund the government until March 18 temporarily staves off fears of employee furloughs and program interruptions that would come with a federal shutdown.
There are dozens of duplicative, overlapping and fragmented federal programs that could be cut for savings, GAO says.
The federal budget and CIO Vivek Kundra put some money behind cloud efforts. Will it work to increase the adoption of the technology?
The Veterans Affairs Department's IT budget is facing cuts in fiscal 2012, but there is $700 million in leftover funds from previous years, says CIO Roger Baker.
The Defense Department is in the process of cutting 209 civilian senior executive positions, with 126 to be eliminated and 83 downgraded.
The Food and Drug Administration wants a $4.3 billion budget that has new spending on IT, food safety programs, generic drugs, vaccines and regulatory science.
President Barack Obama wants funding for the Small Business Administration's core agency work, including spending on IT, building up SBA’s workforce, and protecting programs from fraud.
The National Archives and Records Administration would get $423 million under the president's budget proposal, a 10 percent cut.
A GOP House member recently reintroduced a bill that would place a hiring freeze on all federal agencies except the Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra reveals the agencies that would see the sharpest IT cutbacks in fiscal 2012 under the administration's IT management reform plan.