Whenthe White House releases the federal budget request each year, it's
an opportunity for federal agencies and departments to list their
priorities, announce new initiatives and detail the programs — along
with the funding levels to support those programs— each will undertake.
But this year, in a nod to the climate of budgetary uncertainty and a
Congress increasingly looking toward cuts, all of the agency budgets not
only detail how they will spend money in fiscal-year 2013, but how they
will save money.