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.
Army's proposed budget emphasizes force maintenance and modernization.
The Veterans Affairs Department is requesting a 10.6 percent increase overall and a flat budget for its IT programs.
DOE's proposed fiscal 2012 budget calls for supporting the president's clean fuel initiatives, energy research and more nuclear power.
The Obama administration said today that it strongly opposes the continuing resolution legislation introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers.
Although the Air Force's budget is smaller for fiscal 2012, savings gained through efficiency measures will be applied to readiness and modernization, official says.
The Defense Department's proposed $553 billion budget for fiscal 2012 marks a modest increase.
The acquisition workforce is a key part of the Obama administration's efforts to put control back into the hands of federal employees.
The Treasury Department budget proposal is up to $14 billion with proposed improvements to IRS data collection and taxpayers services and Wall Street reform measures.
Some of DHS' 22 agencies are projected to see double-digit increases, while others are slated for substantial cuts.