The General Services Administration pushed back the planned completion date of an integrated acquisition database to 2018 because of development problems and cost overruns, General Services Administration Assistant Commissioner Kevin Youel Page told a Senate panel March 6.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told service leaders to ignore sequestration in the out years when drawing up force levels in the DoD five year budget plan.
Senate Democratic budget leaders embraced President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal as a starting point for negotiations while Senate Republicans say the document isn't serious and violates already agreed upon budget caps.
Legislative branch agencies would see a nominal increase from current year levels in discretionary appropriations under the White House budget proposal released March 4.
The Postal Service's healthcare prefunding requirement would be restructured and Saturday mail delivery elimated under President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget plan.
Three Tricare health insurance plan options for military members and families would go down to just one under the White House budget proposal for the coming fiscal year.
President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal calls for $12.5 billion in base funding for the Internal Revenue Service, a $1.2 billion bump from this year's enacted level.
President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal requests $128 million in base funding for the Government Printing Office; the lion's share comes from the $85 million requested for congressional printing and binding.
President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposes $135.4 billion for research and development. The Defense Department would receive the largest chunk, about $64.4 billion.
President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal requests just under $164 billion for the Veterans Affairs Department, about $10 billion above this fiscal year's enacted amount.
President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal requests $495.6 billion in base funding for the Defense Department. That number includes $147.6 billion for the Navy, $137.7 billion for the Air Force and $120.3 billion for the Army.
The General Services Administration asked Congress for the authority to spend the rent it collects from agencies on building repairs and maintenance as part of its fiscal 2015 budget request. "This is something that any responsible real estate manager in the private sector is able to do," GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said during a press conference March 4.
President Obama released a $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that works within the recently passed Murray-Ryan framework to provide $1.014 trillion in discretionary spending.
Dan Tangherlini, the head of the General Services Administration, spoke with reporters Tuesday about the agency's fiscal 2015 budget request.
"The federal government is not able to demonstrate the reliability of significant portions" of its consolidated financial statements for the last two years, the GAO says in a Feb. 27 report, citing material weaknesses in internal controls.
The Postal Service exceeded its expected revenue in both fiscal 2012 and 2013 by more than a billion dollars each year, a Feb. 27 USPS inspector general report says.
President Obama released Tuesday a $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget request that would set discretionary spending levels at $1.014 trillion. Discretionary spending in the proposal would be $2 billion over this year's fiscal years enacted level. Defense discretionary spending would come in at $495.6 billion which is $4 million less than the enacted fiscal 2014 level.
Federal agencies must come up with a significant new project to include in updates to their open government plans due June 1. In a Feb. 24 memo (.pdf), Todd Park, the federal chief technology officer, called on agencies to "introduce bold, ambitious new open government initiatives," relating to either transparency, participation or collaboration.
The government shutdown in 2013 caused a loss of more than $400 million in visitor spending in towns nearby national parks, a Mar. 3 National Parks Service report says. In October 2013, 7.88 million fewer people visited national parks compared to that month's average over the previous three years, the report says.
The rate of investment into neuroscience research is increasing at a rate faster internationally than domestically, American Association for the Advancement of Science CEO Alan Leshner told a House panel Feb. 27.