federal spending

  • The Government Accountability Office released its first mandated report on data quality and use under the DATA Act.

    November 08, 2017
  • It may look complicated to outsiders, but federal spending patterns aren't that much different from other industries. Who are the big customers, what are they buying and who are they buying it from? Analyst Matt Hummer joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to highlight the latest version of Govini's comprehensive federal market scorecard.

    July 17, 2017
  • President Donald Trump’s budget request sent to Congress May 23 calls for an increase of $1.6 billion for federal technology programs and projects.

    May 24, 2017
  • An updated report from the Office of Management and Budget states that agencies face $1.8 billion in governmentwide cuts if sequestration kicks in unless Congress lifts spending caps.

    August 21, 2015
  • On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the budget deal will affect next year's government funding,and how budget cuts are affecting U.S. defense industrial capabilities. December 19, 2013

    December 19, 2013
  • The Government Accountability Office released its first annual report required by Congress to examine overlap among federal programs. Auditors found agencies have redundant programs in everything from contracting to food safety to literacy education.

    March 01, 2011
  • In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

    January 26, 2011
  • So how do you sell something to Congress and the public? You must make sure that the numbers you present look good...even if they don\'t make sense. Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is now in possession of the magic numbers formula and if you read today\'s column you can save yourself $124.6 billion.

    January 13, 2011
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.

    January 10, 2011
  • Some states and localities just say no to federal stimulus funding.

    May 05, 2009