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Report: Federal Agencies Saved $300M Via Strategic Sourcing

U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Tangherlini has said a federal strategic sourcing program has helped agencies save $300 million from the procurement of goods and services, the Washington Business Journal reported. Jill Aitoro writes that Tangherlini told a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that careful planning helps government offices scout for …

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House Panel Moves Forward ‘Mini-bus’ Spending Bill

With overwhelming support, the House Appropriations Committee finally passed a spending bill Monday night to prevent a shutdown of federal funding of various government internal agencies and departments. Committee members agreed in a 38-1 vote to pass the “mini-bus” legislation which makes possible for continued funding of the departments of …

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House Appropriations Committee Could Boost E-Gov Funding

After being drastically cut, the E-Government budget, which funds open-government websites, such as Data.gov and the IT Dashboard, may be getting a boost to its bottom line. On Friday, the House Appropriations Committee on Friday appeared to approve $13 million for the E-government fund for next fiscal year. That represents …

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Agency Budgets on the Chopping Block; DoD, VA Spared

Many federal agency budgets are being put on the chopping block in what Federal Times calls the “first round of congressional jockeying” over fiscal year 2012 budgets. The House Appropriations Committee has been wielding the budget axe most prolifically; it’s spending blueprint would cut discretionary spending by $30 billion, or …

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The Season of Cutting as Budget Wrangling Begins

It’s that time of the year again. Lawmakers and government officials, who are gathering round the budget-drafting table came prepared with the tool du jour — scissors. Late last week, the House Appropriations Committee released a $1.055 trillion draft of a spending blueprint, representing a 9 percent cut in nondefense …

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House Approves $59 Billion for War Funding

The House Appropriations Committee yesterday passed a bill to increase funding for war efforts in Afghanistan and other programs. The House voted 308-114 on legislation that approves almost $59 billion for war efforts. It will allot nearly $37 billion to the military, which will go toward the surge of an …

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