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A case study in why it's hard to cut the budget: The F-35

Dec 19, 2013
The Joint Strike Fighter -- a new, high-tech jet known as the F-35 -- is way over budget and years behind schedule. Yet Congress has not moved to clip its wings.
Posted In: defense, F-35, sequester, sequestration

How will the budget deal ease sequestration?

Dec 13, 2013
The House of Representatives has passed a budget agreement aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. How will it affect the sequestration?
Posted In: Congress, budget, sequestration

Budget deal aims to raise more for pension guarantees

Dec 11, 2013
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation backs up about 44 million people’s retirements … and it’s got problems.
Posted In: federal budget, sequestration

Contractors still feel squeeze of shutdown

Nov 18, 2013
Businesses that rely on government subcontract work are wary of budget cuts potentially set for next year, even as they continue to deal with the fallout from last month's partial government shutdown.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, government shutdown 2013

The clock is ticking and still no debt deal

Oct 14, 2013
Lawmakers in Washington have until Thursday to raise the debt ceiling.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, sequestration, Congress, Obamacare

Sequester still looms over Merchant Marine

Sep 25, 2013
Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars.
Posted In: navy, Merchant Marine, sequester, sequestration

Friday furloughs mean less services

May 24, 2013
Thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers at the IRS, EPA, HUD and OMB get an unpaid holiday. Does anybody really notice that the offices are closed on the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend?
Posted In: furlough, IRS, HUD, sequestration, sequester, government

New ways to cut wasteful spending at the Pentagon

May 13, 2013
The Air Force turns to rank and file to ferret out waste, following the example of the private sector.
Posted In: air force, sequestration, Pentagon, budget cuts, management

No sequester reprieve for biomedical research

Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institute of Health, on how sequester cuts have caused anxiety for young researchers.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, research, Science

Sequester funding cuts have researchers worried

Apr 29, 2013
As government spending on medical research drops, some would-be scientists are having second thoughts.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, Science, research and development

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