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House budget plan would require higher federal employee retirement contributions


A budget plan unveiled Tuesday by the Republican leaders of the House Budget Committee repeats a proposal to require federal employees to pay more of their salary toward their retirement benefits. “In keeping with a recommendation from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, this budget calls for Federal employees—including Members of Congress and […]

GSA pricing, tech bills, Data Act oversight and anti-robocall prizes


GSA eyes changes in price listings

GSA invites in the masses


The General Services Administration has launched its online Public Participation Playbook, a resource of best practices and performance metrics for government managers to evaluate and build better services through citizen involvement.

IGs seek more access to agency data


Frustration over lack of access to agency information by federal inspectors general is bubbling over into public view.

FY 2016 budget would bode well for agencies


On Feb. 2 the White House released its proposed budget for the coming fiscal year — a $1.09 trillion plan that would increase agencies’ discretionary spending by $59.4 billion.

Obama’s budget ends sequestration, boosts funding


President Obama will propose ending sequestration in his 2016 budget request – boosting the governmentwide budget by $74 billion, according to the administration. Obama will ask for a $37 billion increase in non-defense spending – to about $530 billion in 2016. He will also ask for an additional $38 billion in defense spending – increasing […]

Pentagon submits acquisition reform ideas to Congress


The Pentagon’s top acquisition official submitted legislative proposals to the House Armed Services Committee on Jan. 28 aimed at simplifying what practitioners and observers say is an overly complex acquisition process.

Congress averts shutdown with 2-day funding bill


Feds who stayed up late watching C-SPAN probably got more drama than they were expecting from the votes to avert a partial government shutdown.

CurveBeam Products Now Available on GSAmart


GSAmart is excited about a new partnership with CurveBeam to offer the government users advanced 3D imaging equipment and solutions for orthopedic and podiatry specialties.

Who started 2013 with the biggest contract awards?

Good month for Lockheed, small businesses