Lawmakers have unveiled a $578 billion spending bill to keep the U.S. armed forces operating through September
The Defense Department started deployment of its new electronic health record — a major milestone last week in the $4.3 billion program known as MHS Genesis.
The Trump administration’s plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it’s time to consider budget process reform.
Congress is coming in better late than never to try to fund the Defense Department for 2017.
Congress wants more from the Trump’s defense budget after hearing about military expansion for months.
President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government “do more with less.”
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to “change the rules” to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can’t agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
The Trump administration’s regulatory budget promotes fewer regulations and less growth in cost to agencies, leaving room for better decision making.
The Trump administration needs to work around roadblocks, solidify its plans and use a pinch of skepticism to better the military.
Capitol Hill Republicans say the White House is planning to submit President Donald Trump’s budget plan to Congress in mid-March
The Treasury Department has developed a financial management maturity model to help agencies understand mission value of the CFO’s office.
A judged ruled in favor of thousands of people who claimed the federal government was wrong not to pay them on time for their work during the first week of the government shutdown.
Through asset forfeiture and other means, the Justice Department generates billions of dollars to assist state law enforcement agencies on the war against drugs. Kelly McFadden, director of the financial statement and audit office for the Justice inspector general, explained on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how that money is accounted for.
This spring will see new acquisition reforms from the House Armed Services Committee along with hopes to pass appropriations bills.
The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 would create a “culture of excellence,” promoting wise use of taxpayer dollars.