Tag Archives: White House

Pentagon Looking to Cap Defense Contractor Exec Pay

The Defense Department is looking to place a cap on the executive pay of defense contractors, extending the limit from the top five to all positions, according to an All Headline News report. Under the proposed $693,951-per-year cap, executive pay would include wages, salaries, bonuses and deferred compensation. The House …

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Agencies to Review Conference Spending After DOJ Muffin Flap

The White House has ordered federal agencies to review their spending on conferences after a well-publicized report was released on the Justice Department’s conference-spending practices. An inspector general report said the DOJ spent $121 million on conferences in 2008 and 2009, exceeding its spending limit. The conferences included high-priced food …

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White House Report Claims Data.gov Portal is Working

The White House has responded to critics of its open government initiatives by releasing a status report, claiming it has made progress in informing the public. In its 34-page report, the White House acknowledged it needs to do more work in creating a more open government, but hit back at …

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WH Deficit Plan Modifies Tricare, Current Service Members Unaffected

The White House’s deficit reduction proposal calls for increases in Tricare pharmacy co-pays for military beneficiaries and includes charging an enrollment fee for older retirees using Tricare for Life benefits. However, any changes in benefits for military retirees would not happen immediately. Another commission will study the issue before changes are …

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Obama Deficit Plan Includes Ideas to Help Postal Service

The Obama administration’s plan to reduce the deficit includes ideas the White House claims will rescue the Postal Service, which is facing default. The Postal Service would be allowed to sell non-postal products, the plan says. Saturday mail delivery would end, as postal officials have long desired to do. The …

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White House Wants Small Biz Contractors to Get Paid Faster

Federal agencies will aim to cut in half the window in which small business contractors get paid, the White House announced Thursday. Current policy states that contractors must be paid within 30 days from when the government receives an invoice. Jeff Zients, federal chief performance officer, said the government will …

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Disaster Relief Fund Needs $4.6B More, White House Says

An additional $4.6 billion is needed for the disaster relief fund for fiscal year 2012, according to a White House budget request released Friday. Kenneth Baer, a White House senior adviser, said on the White House blog the amount would cover the cost of responding to Hurricane Irene as well …

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White House Says Obama Will Send Jobs Bill to Congress Today

President Barack Obama will send his recently-announced American Jobs Act to Congress on Monday evening, according to a White House official. Obama “will call on Congress to pass the bill, which contains the kinds of proposals to grow the economy and create jobs that have been supported by both parties,” …

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