Tag Archives: White House

Report: Federal Agencies Continue to Cancel Furloughs

More federal agencies are cancelling and reducing scheduled furloughs for the remainder of fiscal 2013 after budget reprogramming and reviews, Gov Exec reports Tuesday. Eric Katz writes that only the Office of Management and Budget has kept its original plans to implement 10 days of unpaid leave for its employees. …

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White House to Offer Incentives for Private Sector Cybersecurity

The White House on Tuesday published a preliminary list of incentives to encourage private companies to adopt upcoming cybersecurity standards and best practices for safeguarding critical infrastructure, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Cory Bennett writes the National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted workshops nationwide during the past few months to gather …

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White House, Lawmakers Discuss Possible Sequester Relief

Senate Republicans and White House officials are discussing potential legislation aimed at voiding sequestration or lessening the impact of the across-the-board spending cuts, Defense News reported Sunday. John Bennett writes the government would have to come up with $450 billion in deficit-reduction measures to offset the $500 billion sequestration cut to defense …

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US Open to Nuclear Talks With New Iranian President

A White House spokesman said the U.S. is willing to engage in talks with newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s government to resolve nuclear development concerns, Reuters reported Sunday. Mark Felsenthal writes Rouhani was sworn into office Saturday and vowed to work constructively with other countries. “Should this new government …

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Chuck Hagel: $52B Budget Cut Needed if Sequestration Continues in FY2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon will undergo a $52 billion budget cut if sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014. In a letter to the Senate, Hagel said that the Defense Department will have to reduce its civilian workforce, apply military personnel account cuts and modernization programs interruptions, the American Forces …

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White House Reduces FY 2013 Deficit Estimate by $214B

The White House’s mid-year report projects that the U.S. budget deficit for fiscal 2013 will drop to $759 billion, Fedscoop reported Monday. Cory Bennett writes the deficit was estimated at $973 billion when the Obama administration released its 2014 budget plan in April. If either estimate is correct, it will …

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White House Seeks Feedback on 2nd Open Government Action Plan

The White House wants public input on its proposal to create a second action plan that will work to further encourage openness and civic participation in government activities, according to a Wednesday blog post. Lisa Ellman and Hollie Russon Gilman write the Obama administration has fulfilled 24 out of its …

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