Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) is urging a handful of large agencies to quickly move forward in their efforts to roll out the DATA Act by the May 2017 deadline.
The U.S. Access Board finalized new requirements for IT and communications technology under Sections 508 and 255 of the Rehabilitation Act.
DoD presented a plan to lawmakers last month to consolidate 32 reserve duty statuses into just four. For years reservists received differing pay and benefits depending on which of the duty statuses their orders fell under, causing a bureaucratic mess and gaps in benefits.
Civilian agencies are having to balance progress and setbacks as they work to implement the DATA Act by its May rollout. But financial officials admit the deadline is really a starting point for standardized financial reporting.
Just hours after the conclusion of James Mattis’ confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of Defense, a broad bipartisan majority of 81 senators voted Thursday to make an exception from the seven-year cooling off period for military officers and allow him to become the department’s top civilian leader.
Congress’ two defense policy committees were set to meet Thursday to consider whether retired Gen. James Mattis should be the next secretary of Defense, something both houses of Congress will have to approve since his confirmation would require the suspension of a federal law that demands military officers be out of uniform for seven years before they become the military’s civilian boss.
The Office of Personnel Management has been busy in recent weeks, releasing a series of new memos as reminders to any political appointees and senior officials who plan to leave or join government during the presidential transition.
The State and Defense departments showed the most improvement when it comes to providing publication information in understandable language.
The 115th Congress is coming fast out of the starting blocks. Plans for this week include no less than nine hearings on nominations for the Trump administration in addition to repealing the Affordable Care Act. It’s already passed some bills changing the lives off federal employees. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the latest.
The Commission on Cybersecurity for the 45th President detailed 250 recommendations, including creating a specific cybersecurity agency within DHS and a new independent unit of auditors to stress test agency networks.
A package of oversight bills was voted out of the House during the early days of the 115th Congress. Some of the bills are similar to previous legislation that didn’t make it out of the last session. The bills include more access to information for government watchdogs, as well as protections for whistleblowers.
The first order of business for the 115th Congress will be conducting confirmation hearings for some of Trump’s nominees and addressing the repeal of Obamacare.
The Air Force is selecting its biggest class ever to participate in the Career Intermission Program.
The 114th Congress left a lot of unfinished business. Besides straightening out budget priorities with the new Trump administration, the 115th will have a lot of policy changes to deal with. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings provides a look ahead on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Current Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson’s vision of “unity” will carry into the new administration, as Congress officially codified several of his priorities in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. DHS will have a new strategic planning and policy office, as well as several joint task forces to coordinate activity across the department’s 22 components.