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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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Panetta Warns against ‘Hasty’ Cuts to Defense

Defense spending can be reduced responsibly, but any “hasty” cuts that imperil national security should be avoided, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday. Reuters reports the Pentagon is working to reduce $350 billion in spending as part of a debt reduction deal. However, a potential second round of cuts estimated …

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Federal Government Shuts Down Data Centers

The federal government plans to shutter more than 40 percent of its data centers over the next four years, with 195 centers closing at the end of 2011, the NY Times reports. Currently, 2,000 data centers operate around the country. In 2012, 178 data centers will close, with 800 centers …

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Treasury Department Implements Mandated Use of IPP

The Treasury Department announced today it is implementing a mandate on its bureaus to use the Internet Payment Platform. This is all in support of President Barack Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste. Treasury bureaus would have to begin using the electronic invoice processing solution by the end of fiscal year …

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SAVE Awards 2010: Vote For Most Innovative Federal Penny-Pinching

With budget cutting on federal minds everywhere, the White House announced the finalists in the Securing Americans’ Value and Efficiency award, celebrating its second year. The contest, which garnered 18,000 submissions, seeks suggestions from federal workers on how the federal government can save money while at the same time work …

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