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Ray Odierno, John McHugh Preview Army Service Contract Cuts

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary John McHugh have announced that the Army is in the process of cutting its spending on services contracts to drive efficiency, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes that the contract spending cuts could continue over the next three years and would add to other reductions …

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OMB Seeks Online Votes for Cost-Reduction Ideas

The Office of Management and Budget has launched an online vote on four finalists in a government competition seeking cost reduction ideas from federal employees, GovExec reported Monday. Tom Shoop writes contestants for the Obama administration’s SAVE Award contest will be judged based on how their proposals help to cut …

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Ex-GAO Head David Walker Courts Congress on Anti-Waste Panel

David Walker, head of the Government Transformation Initiative, has proposed a cost-cutting commission and asked Congress to authorize it, FCW reported. Adam Mazmanian writes the former comptroller general gave testimony on the proposal at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday. An endorsement will give the commission …

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Outline Vision of Downsized Government Before Cuts, Report Says

President Obama and Congress need to communicate a clear vision of what a downsized federal government should look like, according to a report from the Partnership for Public Service. In its 40-page report released Tuesday, the Partnership said the president should appoint a high-level official to lead the cost-savings effort, …

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OMB Tells Agencies to Plan 10% Budget Cuts in 2013

Federal agencies should plan 2013 budgets that are at least 10 percent below discretionary spending levels for 2011, the Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday. OMB Director Jack Lew issued the guidelines in a memo, outlining steps agencies should take to help the federal government achieve deficit reduction. Lew …

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Army Announces Restructuring Commission

A new Army restructuring commission has been charged with finding ways to make the Army more agile and cost-effective, Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. The Institutional Army Transformation Commission will build on the work of an earlier short-term task force that examined the Army’s organizations and business practices. The …

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Postal Service May End Saturday Delivery

In an interview with USA Today published Wednesday, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Saturday mail delivery could end soon and three-day-a-week delivery could arrive within 15 years. The Postal Service projects a $8.3 billion loss this year, with a $5.5 billion payment due Sept. 30 to cover future retirees’ health …

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Feds End Snail-Mail Delivery of Federal Register

About 8,000 federal workers scattered throughout the country, will — in the near future — wake up, put the coffee on, drive to work and not find a copy of that old doorstopper, also known as The Federal Register, waiting for them. That’s because, in an effort to cut costs, …

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