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.
The Veterans Affairs Department is requesting a 10.6 percent increase overall and a flat budget for its IT programs.
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.
Army's proposed budget emphasizes force maintenance and modernization.
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.
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.
The White House included the already-enacted two-year pay freeze for federal civilian employees in its fiscal 2012 budget request but rebuffed calls to extend it to three years.
Some of DHS' 22 agencies are projected to see double-digit increases, while others are slated for substantial cuts.