Posts Tagged: spending

Postal Service Wants $624M for New Autos

The U.S. Postal Service has asked Congress for $624 million to replace 11 percent of its automobiles, GovExec reported Tuesday. Mark Saunders, a USPS spokesman, told GovExec the request is preliminary at this juncture and must go through other prioritization processes before approval. Eric Katz reports the agency expects to spend $3 million for vehiclesRead… Read more »

The Outlook for Discretionary Spending

I’ve been closely following the federal budget for more than two decades, and at no point have things been more confusing, not only to observers like myself, but more importantly to federal managers and executives who are trying to plan their department budgets. A grand bargain on the budget would be welcome news not onlyRead… Read more »

Lessons Learned: IRS Employee Training Videos & Conferences

Can things get any worse for the embattled IRS? Like any large business, the federal government is not immune from good investments going bad, or making bad investments altogether. Unfortunately, this stereotype continues to plague public perception regarding the business of government. The entire IRS imbroglio just makes a bad situation worse. No Room forRead… Read more »

16 House Lawmakers to Renew East Coast Missile Site Push

Sixteen Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee want Appropriations Defense subcommittee Chairman Bill Young (R-Fla.) to add $250 million to the fiscal year 2014 defense spending bill for a missile site on the East Coast, The Hill newspaper reports. Jeremy Herb writes the House and Senate Armed Services panels are set to mark upRead… Read more »

Which GSA Schedules are the Most Lucrative?

Yes. Here is another statistical blog post. Sorry, but this is good information and helpful for many federal contractors to see where their GSA Schedule stands up against the others when it comes to federal spending. Below is a standard ranking by GSA Schedule based on the dollar sales volume. Hope you find this helpful.Read… Read more »

Federal Technology Spending Expected to Increase in 2014

Posted originally on Federal Technology Insider. Earlier this month, President Obama submitted the annual budget for fiscal year 2014 to Congress. Despite much discussion on federal spending cuts, the Obama administration requested a $2 billion increase in federal IT spending. According to Steve VanRokel, federal CIO, the key takeaway is that investment in IT willRead… Read more »

Sequestration Could Shift Focus of Federal IT Spending

Originally posted to Federal Technology Insider http://federaltechnologyinsider.com/sequestration-could-shift-focus-of-federal-it-spending/ With an impending March 1 deadline set to trigger $85 billion in federal budget spending cuts, a recent InformationWeek article highlighted concerns raised by officials about the impact sequestration will have on federal IT expenditures. “By cutting technology, it’s going to put us into situations where we eitherRead… Read more »

Tracking the Sequester: Jockeying Between House and Senate

Originally blogged at Government Affairs Institute With nine days to go, hope of averting the March 1 sequester continues to fade, with each side drawing a line in the sand, and little reason to believe that their differences can be breached any time soon. Last week the President again went on record demanding that anyRead… Read more »

CBO Projection A Bit of Good Budget News, Sort Of

Having barely avoided falling off the fiscal cliff on January 1, we soon found ourselves sliding down a slippery slope toward a dark and gloomy abyss. The sequester was postponed for only two months, the debt ceiling was raised, but only until May, and we continue to hurtle toward the March 27 expiration of theRead… Read more »

Government Conferences: What’s Next? – A FREE Web Event, Feb 7.

The ability to conduct vitally important government conferences has come under fire in the past year. Malfeasance by a small minority of government employees and a need to shrink government spending both contributed to severe limitations on conference participation by government agencies. While conference budgets shrink, the need to communicate with stakeholders and constituents hasRead… Read more »