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IRS can't do its job on the House's proposed budget, TIGTA says

Days after the Obama administration and federal workers unions came out against a House proposal to slash the Internal Revenue Service budget in fiscal 2016, the agency's auditor released a report saying reduced budgets have and will continue to keep the IRS from doing its job properly.

Donovan: Drastic budget cuts in IRS funding bill would set spending back to 1991 levels

The dramatic budget cuts laid out in the House Appropriations Committee's spending bill for the Internal Revenue Service would hinder the agency's ability to do its job, says a June 16 letter from Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to the committee.

IRS budget would be decimated under House Appropriations spending bill

The Internal Revenue Service would see massive budget cuts under a fiscal 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill released by the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. 

GAO: DoD should heed the ghost of sequestration past

The Defense Department should document and assess the lessons it learned from deep, sequestration-related budget cuts in fiscal 2013, because those cuts could come back in fiscal 2016, says a May 27 Government Accountability Office report.

Wanted: Training program for Digital Service procurement pros

The federal government wants to know how best to train and develop the contracting workforce that supports government's Digital Service teams. 

Congress begrudgingly hands out more money to finish Denver VA facility after massive overruns

Both chambers of Congress last week passed a bill that would authorize more funds to finish construction on a highly troubled Veterans Affairs Department medical center in Denver.

Report: Federal R&D funding was slashed in fiscal 2013

Federal funding for research and development fell dramatically in fiscal 2013 compared to the previous fiscal year, which includes about $10 billion in cuts to the Defense Department, says the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Defense Secretary comes out against Republican budget proposal

The head of the Defense Department rebuffed Republican lawmakers' attempt to use Overseas Contingency funding to bolster the DoD budget while still reducing spending for non-defense agencies.

OMB calls for agencies to cut fiscal 2017 budget requests by 5%

Federal agencies will need to trim their fiscal 2017 budget requests by 5 percent compared to their fiscal 2016 proposals, says a May 1 Office of Management and Budget memo. 

OMB issues draft FITARA guidance that significantly broadens power, role of federal CIOs

OMB laid out its plan for implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which gives CIOs a greater role in IT program governance, personnel processes and improves the transparency into IT investments.