Policy and Funding

Zients: Why streamlining government makes sense

Senior official at OMB lays out why reorganization authority is "common sense and good management."

House Republicans issue answer to Senate cybersecurity bills

Reps. Mary Bono Mack and Marsha Blackburn unveil the House's version of a cybersecurity bill that mirrors Senate Republicans' SECURE IT Act.

GAO sting operation exposes pervasive counterfeit parts problem

GAO finds it's all too easy to get fake electronics for military weapons systems.

Democrats' budget spares feds, ends sequestration

The Democrats' budget plan is a "clear contrast" to one proposed by the Republicans.

Congress to overhaul federal cybersecurity laws

Congress is asking for input as it overhauls the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002.

Cornell study shows public has many misperceptions of government

Federal government aid programs suffer from many misperceptions in the public eye, according to a new study from Cornell University.

OMB: Consolidation power 'crucial' to leaner government

OMB official argues for the importance of giving the president the authority to merge and reorganize agencies.

FISMA standards will calm cloud fears, McClure believes

The Federal Information Security Management Act will help agencies move more sensitive data to the cloud, but not until they're comfortable with the processes.

GOP budget plan gets thumbs-up from House panel

Plan includes extending federal pay freeze, reducing workforce.

Bill could require online posting of financial data for many federal leaders

If approved, the STOCK Act would require nearly 30,000 federal officials to post their financial disclosure forms.

GOP budget plan keeps federal workforce in the crosshairs

In a budget document describing feds as overpaid and having "privileged rules," Republicans propose extending a pay freeze as one of several measures aimed at deficit reduction.

Bill would limit contractor salaries

Two members of the Senate last week introduced bipartisan legislation that would limit contractor salaries paid by federal tax dollars to $400,000 -- the same as the president's salary.

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