Federal News Radio has learned President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as soon as this week requiring agencies to develop plans in the coming months to suggest ways to reduce the duplication of agencies, components and programs. The potential EO comes as agencies also are preparing for budget cuts that could range between 5 percent and 20 percent.
David Mader spent the last two years as the controller at the Office of Management and Budget working with the Treasury Department and other agencies to try to get a better handle on why the government spends money that is deemed improper.
FBI Chief Information Officer Gordon Bitko said there’s nothing wrong with technology-driven innovations that help employees perform their missions. The problem is the lack of coordination from on high.
The Trump White House is considering skipping a February budget request to Congress for 2018. It already missed last Monday’s deadline as all new administrations do. But now the smoke signals indicate a proposal won’t come until May. And that could throw Congress more out of whack than it already is. Erik Wasson, congressional reporter for Bloomberg Government, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduced one-sentence bill that would terminate the Education Department by Dec. 31, 2018.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is pushing for funds left behind last year and for new reforms in the year to come.
You don’t have to be an old-timer to sense how rigid and bitter Washington has become, exemplified by the lack of comity in Congress. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Stan Brand, a long-time Washington insider and former counsel to the House, attorney and now senior council at Akin Gump, for some perspective.
The Defense Department has been trying to get a clear sense from the White House about what it wants and does not want in the overseas contingency operations (OCO) budget. But the last administration’s budget office left those decisions for the new administration. So now what?
President Trump on Friday ordered the Pentagon to immediately set about the work of figuring out how much money the Defense Department will need to overcome what military leaders have said are serious readiness problems brought on by years of political deadlock over the federal budget.
Amy Schafer, a research associate at the Center for a New American Security, says the Budget Control Act is putting Marine Corps aviators’ lives in danger. They’ve experienced a spike in training accidents. Schafer tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how budget constraints affect Marine pilots.
The former head of President Donald Trump’s transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency says he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts
With a new administration taking the reins, FEDtalk invites local experts in for a discussion on government reform.
January 27, 2017
Congress may reprogram and reallocate resources in the Homeland Security Department, use emergency funding or some combination of both to pay for the construction of a wall along the southern border, said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas).
The Defense Department has been trying to get a clear sense from the White House about what it wants and does not want in the overseas contingency operations budget. But the last administration’s budget office left those decisions for the new administration. So now what? For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to John Pendleton, director of defense capabilities at the Government Accountability Office.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) offered his first insights into his management ideas during his two-committee marathon nomination hearings to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.