Mick Mulvaney was sworn in last week to be the new director Office of Management and Budget, where he'll oversee a promised examination of staffing levels and duplication among agencies. Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Management Program at American University, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that there's a missing element here.
The Trump administration's plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it's time to consider budget process reform.
The Trump administration's "budget blueprint" includes a $54 billion increase in Defense spending, bringing the top-line spending for Defense to $603 billion and $462 billion for non-defense discretionary spending.
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to "change the rules" to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can't agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly forged ahead with tough new immigration policies, outlined in a pair of memos. Although President Trump hadn’t yet released his revised executive order on immigration and securing the border with Mexico, Kelly widened the number of people potentially subject to detention and deportation. He reiterated the plan to hire another 5,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents.
The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 would create a "culture of excellence," promoting wise use of taxpayer dollars.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), President Donald Trump's pick to run the Office of Management and Budget, heads to a full Senate vote after getting the green light from two committees Thursday.
The Defense Department and Veterans Administration tell Congress their still working out the bugs at their joint health care facility in Chicago.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) offered his first insights into his management ideas during his two-committee marathon nomination hearings to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.
President Donald Trump's hiring freeze memo leaves plenty of room for agency interpretation, human capital experts say. Specifically, it lets agencies ask for exemptions to the short term hiring freeze, until the Office of Management and Budget develops a plan to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition. That concept, experts say, should worry agencies more than a 90-day freeze.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday became the first senior political leader to sketch out a detailed vision for what Defense budgets might look like under a Republican-controlled government.
President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members took Education Department’s acting Secretary John King and chief information officer Danny Harris to task for systemic cybersecurity problems, and what some say is a lack of accountability for past behaviors.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to reintroduce a bill to make it easier for agencies to fire or not hire people with "serious" tax debt. But some lawmakers say the process the IRS uses may be a better option than legislation.