We ask whether our readers have a sense yet for how much they'll have to cut expenses in fiscal 2012.
FCW cartoonist John Klossner suggests some unorthodox ways to trim costs from government operations.
The House Appropriations Committee has mapped out its spending blueprint, including proposing double-digit cuts for some federal agencies.
The 2012 budget is expected to be lean, and details of some of the proposed cuts are beginning to emerge.
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.
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.
The federal government's money runs out at midnight Dec. 18 unless the Senate takes quick action.
The board that oversees money from the stimulus law ran into an old problem: agencies doing things their own way and forgetting about unity, official says.
Pressure to act quickly on high-priority projects drove agency officials toward existing contracts, GAO reported.
The Obama administration is developing a governmentwide Do Not Pay List to track debarred contractors, deceased individuals and others ineligible for federal payments.
The Health and Human Services Department funds centers designed to help doctors and rural hospitals use health IT.
Give high-school grads some of the routine work, so the specialists can engage their minds with bigger challenges.
The Coast Guard has nearly finished the third fleet mix analysis of its $27 billion Integrated Deepwater System asset acquisition project, at a time when the program continues to have problems with affordability and management, according to a new report.
Roger Baker, the Veterans Affairs Department's CIO, told a House panel today that although the fiscal 2011 budget is flat for information technology, it is enough to fulfill the department's needs.
The Food and Drug Administration wants a 23 percent increase in its budget for fiscal 2011 in part to expand several information technology programs.
The administration wants to continually streamline what works and eliminate what doesn't work.
The Health and Human Services Department's proposed $81 billion discretionary budget for fiscal 2011 includes a few nuggets of increased IT spending.
The Veterans Affairs Department is looking at a flat level of $3.3 billion for information technology in fiscal 2011, but managed some increases for benefits automation and telemedicine.
The White House's $79 billion IT budget includes plans for centralizing IT services, consolidating data centers and more cloud computing.
The administration wants $43.59 billion for the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2011 compared with the $42.60 billion that the department got for this year.
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