Budgets and Funding

Obama releases sequestration report

The White House has outlined plans for implementing $1.2 trillion in budget reductions across the federal government.

Planning for -- and surviving -- sequestration

With sequestration possible in just a few months, experts offer tips to help managers minimize the impact of budget cuts on employees and agency missions.

House targets cybersecurity, transparency in 2013 continuing resolution

An expected spending agreement would keep the government functioning, add some funding for high-priority programs.

Obama's sequestration report delayed

The administration says it needs more time to figure out the details on across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect in January, but the report itself expected to contain few surprises.

Why the government isn't ready for sequestration

Only months from deadline, federal agencies are as unprepared as ever for massive budget cuts. What's the holdup?

Union aims to prove its members' worth

NTEU survey says Americans believe the government needs to commit more resources and manpower to areas such as food safety, veterans’ assistance, and nuclear safety.

VA CIO charts progress on clearing claims backlog

VA deploys latest version of paperless claims processing system, another step on the road to eliminating a longstanding backlog.

Pink slips and budgets

It says a lot about the budget limbo we live in that yet another continuing resolution counts as progress.

At NOAA, there's gambling at Rick's

NOAA's recently revealed reprogramming of funds should come as a shock to no one, says Alan Balutis.

Obama signs Sequestration Transparency Act

A new measure requires the Obama administration to provide to Congress detailed plans for the forced budget cuts that sequestration will bring.

Proposed law to shed sunlight on DOD budget

The DOD hasn't been able to conduct a successful audit, but a new bill would turn up the heat.

OMB gears up for sequestration

The clock is ticking toward sequestration, and OMB is trying to prepare agencies for the shock.

OMB predicts economic improvement, warns against sequestration

Economic growth projected to pick up but recovery remains sluggish, according to the administration's Mid-Session Review.

Congress demands White House transparency on sequestration

As sequestration draws near, a newly passed House bill and a companion piece under Senate consideration order the Obama administration to provide details on how it plans to implement the $1.2T in forced spending cuts.

Sequestration portends ominous future for some feds

The expected budget cuts could eradicate many federal jobs, according to a 'bleak but clear-cut' analysis.

Americans overwhelmingly favor major defense cuts

Memo to DOD: Don't count on public support for avoiding budget cuts. Majorities of both parties favor DOD cuts, although they differ on just how much and exactly which programs should get trimmed, survey suggests.

CBO predicts defense cost overruns

The DOD disputes a prediction that it will overspend its budget over the next five years, but calls for Congress to allow it more freedom to take cost-cutting measures.