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Budget cuts drove degraded service, thousands of lost jobs at IRS, finds GAO

The Internal Revenue Service lost about 6,300 employees in three departments alone and had to delay employee background reinvestigations for nearly 25,000 workers due to budget cuts, according to a July 24 Government Accountability Office report.

OMB: Deficit as share of GDP showed sharpest decline since WWII

The Office of Management and Budget reported the sharpest decline in the federal deficit as a share of the gross domestic product since World War II as part of its mid-year review.

GAO: Commerce OIG investigations suffered due to budget cuts

The Commerce Department's inspector general wasn't able to do its job fully due to budget constraints, according to July 10 Government Accountability Office report.

DHS watchdog questions $67M in New York state, NYC spending of homeland grants

The audit from the department's inspector general focused on $725 million awarded to the state and city through the Homeland Security Grant Program from fiscal years 2010 through 2012. 

OMB to agencies: Consider energy efficiency in fiscal 2017 budget requests

For the fiscal 2017 budget requests, federal agencies will be required to ensure that funding requests in support of federal facilities align with the Obama administration's climate preparedness and resilience goals, according to July 1 blog post.

IRS can't do its job on the House's proposed budget, TIGTA says

Days after the Obama administration and federal workers unions came out against a House proposal to slash the Internal Revenue Service budget in fiscal 2016, the agency's auditor released a report saying reduced budgets have and will continue to keep the IRS from doing its job properly.

Donovan: Drastic budget cuts in IRS funding bill would set spending back to 1991 levels

The dramatic budget cuts laid out in the House Appropriations Committee's spending bill for the Internal Revenue Service would hinder the agency's ability to do its job, says a June 16 letter from Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to the committee.

IRS budget would be decimated under House Appropriations spending bill

The Internal Revenue Service would see massive budget cuts under a fiscal 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill released by the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. 

GAO: DoD should heed the ghost of sequestration past

The Defense Department should document and assess the lessons it learned from deep, sequestration-related budget cuts in fiscal 2013, because those cuts could come back in fiscal 2016, says a May 27 Government Accountability Office report.

Wanted: Training program for Digital Service procurement pros

The federal government wants to know how best to train and develop the contracting workforce that supports government's Digital Service teams.