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 Programs & budgets

  1. Alexander Welsh is director of the federal government practice at Notable Solutions. Courtesy

    Target print costs: An easy way to reduce spending

    The federal government has performed extensive analysis on the cost of printing and issued specific recommendations and policy on how to contain and lower these costs.

    • Dec. 18, 2014
  2. The House narrowly approved a $1 trillion governmentwide spending bill. Chip Somodevilla/ / Getty Images

    House approves $554B for Pentagon

    The House on Thursday narrowly approved a $1 trillion governmentwide spending bill, but only after shouting on the floor, the changing of votes and arm-twisting behind closed doors.

    • Dec. 12, 2014
  3. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was a principle author of the 2015 NDAA and lent his name to the bill's full title, along with Rep. Buck McKeon (CA-25). Allison Shelley/Getty Images

    What the NDAA means for feds

    The defense spending bill includes a number of policy changes for civilian agencies.

    • Dec. 12, 2014
  4. Appropriations Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Mikulski said the bill found a compromise without 'capitulation on prinicple.' Mark Makela/Getty Images

    Funding bill passes House, shutdown still looms

    Senate given two days to debate $1 trillion spending bill.

    • Dec. 11, 2014
  5. Sen. Tom Coburn said the Senate will not adopt a pending National Defense Authorization Act by unanimous consent. Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Congress eyes overtime as session draws to close

    Coburn will delay a vote on the NDAA, while the Senate contemplates weekend work

    • Dec. 9, 2014
  6. Republicans, angry about President Obama's executive action on immigration, propose to fund DHS only until Spring. Shown: Border Patrol agents detain an undocumented immigrant near Falfurrias, Texas. John Moore / Getty Images

    Immigration dispute prompts Republicans to propose limited DHS funding

    A bill that is now in development would fund most of government through 2015, Homeland Security only until Spring.

    • Dec. 4, 2014
  7. Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., were pleased with the version of FITARA included in the 2015 NDAA. U.S. House of Representatives

    Lawmakers strike deal on sweeping IT reform bill

    FITARA included in DoD authorization

    • Dec. 3, 2014
  8. A big year coming for Federal Times

    A new is about to debut, and still more changes lie ahead.

    • Dec. 1, 2014
  9. Hundreds of thousands of feds can join multimillion shutdown lawsuit

    Plaintiffs seeking financial damages against the government.

    • Nov. 21, 2014
  10. State Department's Heather Higginbottom asks for emergency Ebola response funding, the majority of which would support humanitarian efforts in West Africa. Senate Appropriations Committee

    Officials call on Congress for Ebola response funding

    Most of the $6.2 billion requested would go to support humanitarian aid in West Africa.

    • Nov. 17, 2014
  11. IG: Justice needs to better measure program performance

    The Justice Department needs to do a better job measuring the performance of hundreds of programs across the agency, according to a Nov. 10 inspector general memo.

    • Nov. 17, 2014
  12. A public-private partnership would put NOAA data -- like this weather photo -- in a public cloud. NASA/NOAA satellite image

    NOAA asks industry to fund open data program

    Private sector wants access to the data and is willing to pay to put it in a public cloud.

    • Nov. 14, 2014
  13. The Postal Service has seen an increase in package delivery from Internet sales. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    Is the Postal Service struggling? It depends on who you ask

    Is the Postal Service an ailing organization tottering on the brink of bankruptcy or a thriving agency that overcame difficult financial times and is now growing? You will get different answers from different groups.

    • Nov. 14, 2014
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