• Mick Mulvaney wields the Shop-Vac

    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney promised this clean-out will launch a longer-term plan to develop a more systematic way to eliminate obsolete rules and reports.

  • 10 bills you missed while you were focused on the budget

    While much of the recent attention has fallen on the president’s proposed budget, Congress has still been introducing and passing legislation. Here are a few bills worth knowing about that might have slipped through the cracks.

  • Drone technology has special opportunity in the DC area

    Retired Blackhawk helicopter pilot Chrissie Engh brings her military experience to the private sector to educate the public on the regulations and capacities surrounding drone technology.

  • Trump vows to rebuild military, end threat of sequester

    President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress offered few new insights into his management agenda, only reiterating his desire to reduce regulations.

  • Regulation is under new crosshairs

    Regulation and deregulation have been a ceaseless process at least since the Carter administration.

  • New executive order creates a ‘budget for regulations’

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order further taking aim at what the administration calls the regulatory burden on businesses and citizens.

  • Pentagon appoints panel to scrub acquisition regulations

    The Defense Department appointed 18 members to yet another advisory committee to study the acquisition system. But this one has a much more specific task than the blue ribbon panels that have come in the decades before it.

  • Contractors say they’ve had it with White House executive orders

    Four associations representing federal contractors sent a polite, but terse, letter to the White House Tuesday saying they’ve had enough with executive orders issued by President Barack Obama that target their member companies.

  • Aaron Raddock, Manager, Baker Tilly

    Some vendors use the phrase “contractors as pinatas” to describe how they feel about the assortment of new rules and regulations coming from the Obama administration. Aaron Raddock, a manager in the government contractor advisory services practice at the consulting firm Baker Tilly, spoke with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the National Contract Management Association’s 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium to discuss how vendors can avoid the strike zone.

  • Lawmakers respond to IRS email scandal with new regulations

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members approved the Federal Records Accountability Act, which mandates preservation of digital correspondence. The committee also passed the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act, which would establish a presidential committee to find and review outdated, burdensome, costly or obsolete regulations.