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Sarah Mimms

Sarah Mimms Sarah Mimms is a staff correspondent for National Journal Daily, covering Congress. Previously at National Journal, she served as senior analyst for the Hotline, where she covered federal and gubernatorial campaigns in the South.
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Budget requests, agency-by-agency

February 14, 2011 President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget calls for cuts in discretionary spending at eight of the major non-security agencies. The Commerce and Justice departments face the steepest cuts: Justice would lose $6.7 billion in discretionary budget authority under Obama's proposal, a 24.3 percent decrease from fiscal 2010, while Commerce's budget would...

Coast Guard hurries to address recent rise in mission-related deaths

February 11, 2011 In light of a recent increase in mission-related deaths, the U.S. Coast Guard will perform a "stem-to-stern" review that will potentially reduce the overburdened service's missions and skill sets, Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said during a State of the Coast Guard speech Thursday. The service has lost 14 aviators and...

Watchdog: Records database is at risk of serious delays, cost overruns

February 7, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A National Archives and Records Administration project to establish a searchable, electronic database of government documents is running far behind schedule and is likely to incur several hundred million dollars in cost overruns by the time it's finished, according to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO...

Watchdog: Electronic records database is at risk of serious delays, cost overruns

February 7, 2011 A National Archives and Records Administration project to establish a searchable, electronic database of government documents is running far behind schedule and is likely to incur several hundred million dollars in cost overruns by the time it's finished, according to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO...

Pentagon issued millions in contracts to suspended and debarred vendors

February 3, 2011 The Defense Department issued contracts worth nearly $5.4 million to federally suspended and debarred contractors between fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2009, according to a Pentagon report released on Wednesday. The report found Defense awarded five suspended contractors $3.4 million and 11 debarred contractors nearly $2 million. In some of these...

Winner of cost-cutting contest meets Obama

January 28, 2011 The winner of the White House's second annual cost-cutting contest met with President Obama on Friday to discuss her idea of ending automatic delivery of Federal Register hard copies. Business Administrator Trudy Givens, a 19-year Bureau of Prisons employee from Wisconsin, won the Securing Americans Value and Efficiency award with...

Federal Hispanic advisory panel debuts in February

January 26, 2011 The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment will hold its first meeting on Feb. 11 at the Office of Personnel Management. One of its primary goals will be to advise OPM Director John Berry on Hispanic hiring, recruitment, retainment and advancement. According to a Jan. 26 notice in the Federal Register,...

Agencies outline efforts to support military families

January 24, 2011 The Obama administration on Monday touted steps federal agencies have taken to offer military families stronger support. "We are here today because nearly a decade of war has been taking place, and our Armed Forces -- you and your families -- have done everything you've been asked to do," President...

USDA confronts challenge of youth recruitment

January 20, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was inspired to serve the public by a few simple words from John F. Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." But in a new era with nearly 50 percent of federal...