DOD budget cuts target contractors, IT programs

Reductions to personnel, IT and major weapons programs are DOD targets as the Pentagon faces $13 billion less than requested in the fiscal 2012 budget.

Funding rules might challenge Obama IT reform effort

When Federal CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled the White House IT management reform plan earlier this month, he said one of its toughest elements would be aligning the budget process with the technology cycle.

Federal shutdown a possibility

The federal government's money runs out at midnight Dec. 18 unless the Senate takes quick action.

CIOs to get more power under OMB IT reform plan

Vivek Kundra and OMB want federal chief information officers to have more power. What other steps will be taken to fix IT procurement processes?

Panel recommends slashing federal workforce to help with deficit

The White House-led debt-reduction panel recommends cutting the federal workforce, changing the tax code and imposing annual limits on war spending, among other things, in order to save $4 trillion by 2020.

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Intelligence operations carry $80B price tag

The government has released the topline budget for intelligence operations for the first time.


The perils of congressional procrastination

The fallout from delays in appropriations from Congress is enormous, says Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council.

Are you on OMB's high-risk list?

When the White House released a list of 26 high-risk information technology projects on Aug. 23, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra was quick to point out that it wasn’t a hit list. But now some of the biggest names in government are under a microscope.

Gates details plans to slash DOD budget

In his aggressive efforts to save money, Defense Secretary Gates is targeting a number of DOD offices and organizations, including one major command, IT infrastructure and several senior positions.

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