Browsing articles by "Staff, Author at Institute for Spending Reform"

This year’s budget deficit is already higher than last year’s

In news that should not be surprising for anyone following recent budgeting, the deficit is reaching historic highs. The Treasury Department noted in its monthly statement that it was up 27% from the same time period last year, reaching $866.8 billion in the first 10 months of the fiscal year. And this situation is only […] Read More >>

Beware the ‘Unknown Knowns’ of Budget Process Reform

Writing in The Hill, Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak discusses the “unknown knowns” of process reform. The Institute for Spending Reform has conducted original research that provides a useful guide for legislators who want to reform the nation’s broken budget process. We might not know what a good budget looks like, but we know […] Read More >>

Wednesday hearing will address overcharging for spare parts

In a hearing Wednesday, the House Committee on Oversight & Reform will hold a hearing on an issue budget watchdogs have previously noted — that a contracting conglomerate may be overcharging for spare parts for military aircraft. More details on the hearing can be found here. Read More >>