2012 Budget

DOD nominee promises to find budget cut ideas fast

Ashton Carter tells Senate panel he would try to help avoid 'devastating' effects of forced cuts.

Senate panel would restore partial funding for DHS projects

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a budget for the Homeland Security Department that would partially restore some funding that had been cut by the House.

Steve Kelman

How agencies can cut contracting costs

As agencies tighten their belts, contracting is ripe for cost savings, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

Defense takes big cuts in debt deal

With the debt ceiling deal signed into law, outcry over defense cuts and lack of transparency is already loud.

Military officials warn against cutting DOD's budget

Lawmakers have proposed more than $800 billion in defense cuts, but DOD leaders warned of serious consequences to technological and military readiness.

DOD must overcome 'Stone Age IT' to keep competitive, official says

The Defense Department must keep up with technology to compete on the battlefield, even amid budgetary uncertainty, DOD official says.

Computer game offers a chance to solve fiscal crisis

As the debt ceiling debate rages on, a newly released computer game gives everyday people a go at solving the nation’s fiscal crisis, the Associated Press reports.

Senate gives VA full IT budget; House offers less

The House and Senate disagree on VA's IT budget for fiscal 2012.

NASA, DOJ take hits in fiscal 2012 budget package

The House Appropriations Committee took scissors to NASA's James Webb Space Telescope program and reduced state and local grant programs run by the Justice Department in its fiscal 2012 budget package.

Army's AKO moves closer to its demise

The Army's CIO proposes to decrease funding for AKO incrementally during the next five years.

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