Lawmakers praise effort to slow entitlement growth, warn that stringent cuts in discretionary spending may be hard to swallow.
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Coalition of labor groups hires former FLRA general counsel to help develop alternative plan in case legal challenge to National Security Personnel System fails.
Auditors find that savings projections and reports of actual savings cannot be substantiated.
Measure would trim the deficit by $39 billion over five years, largely through changes to student loan and entitlement programs.
Greatest improvements come in e-government initiatives.
More than 70 percent of programs rated for the 2007 budget are deemed “adequate” or better.
Congress expecting requests for $70 billion more for wars, and $18 billion for hurricane relief.
Critics say Office of Special Counsel has focused more on cutting case backlog than securing corrective action for improper personnel practices.
The VA chief information officer has more power than ever, but will it get IT back on track?
But president seeks expansion of Defense, Energy programs in State of Union address.