As the new lead for federal information technology, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to ride "a tide of good trends" that includes realizing savings from TechStat and PortfolioStat activities, consolidating data centers and digitizing government services.
The cost of NASA's major projects have increased over the last year, but the growth in costs was relatively low compared to historic levels, says a March 24 Government Accountability Office report.
Through four separate reports, the Homeland Security Department's watchdog said it's confirmed allegations from whistleblowers about widespread misuse of "administratively uncontrollable overtime" by some U.S. border patrol agents.
President Obama will not sign any spending bills that continue mandatory funding cuts to agency budgets through sequestration, according to a March 21 Huffington Post article.
The largest federal employee union is calling on the Defense Department to stop a proposal to cut funding for its commissaries, says a March 18 American Federal of Government Employees letter to Congress.
House Republicans released a fiscal 2016 budget plan Tuesday that would slash non-defense spending while boosting funding for the Defense Department war operations. The budget plan doesn't outline the numbers for next fiscal year in detail for each agency like President Obama's budget request. Those numbers are hashed out by House and Senate Appropriations Committee members in their respective subcommittees.
The Internal Revenue Service will not need to furlough its employees for two days due to budget constraints as was previously announced by the agency, according to a March 18 National Treasury Employees Union statement that was emailed to reporters.
Republicans released their fiscal 2016 budget that would increase the amount of money federal employees are required to contribute to their retirement fund. House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) released the $3.8 trillion overall budget plan for next fiscal year March 17.
Mark Naggar turned to the Digital Services Playbook and TechFAR Handbook to help with the competition, resulting in an award in eight weeks rather than the typical six-month procurement with better insight into the winner's capabilities.
Since President Obama took office in 2005, deficits as a share of the economy have fallen by about two thirds and projected deficits and debt have also fallen substantially, according to a March 11 blog post from Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.