On Tuesday, President Obama held a wide-ranging White House news conference. He addressed Syria, the Boston Bombings, and Guantanamo Bay. Obama also renewed his call for lawmakers to replace across-the-board federal spending cuts.
"What's clear is that the only way we're going to lift it is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy at the same time," Obama said. "That's going to require some compromises on the part of both Democrats and Republicans."
The fight over tighter budgets keeps on coming -- one agency at a time.
Earlier this month, we pointed out a disconcerting trend -- job satisfaction among federal workers declined for the second straight year, and hit its lowest point since 2003. This week, we learned innovation is down too.
Dan Helfrich, federal strategy consultant for Deloitte, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.