Although the Veterans Affairs Department handed over a dozen large construction projects to the Army Corps of Engineers, VA is still responsible for certain management functions, like knowing when a project will be finished and for how much. David Wise, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office, shares some insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Trump administration is seeking a big increase in defense spending. Big like 10 percent, or more than $50 billion for 2018. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, shares his analysis on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
President Donald Trump’s executive order is a timely, necessary step to improve procurement operations and service to the American people.
The Veterans Choice Act provides VA with the opportunity to redefine what its role will be in 10 years.
We’re 50-some days into the federal hiring freeze, so how’s it going where you are? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this freeze, like those imposed in the past, is hardly solid.
The Environmental Protection Agency faces a 31 percent cut to its budget, a number that agency advocates say will harm the workforce and public health.
The White House is also requesting a $3 billion boost to the Homeland Security Department, along with an additional $30 billion in defense and Overseas Contingency Operations funding for fiscal 2017. Civilian agencies would shoulder $18 billion in spending cuts. The additional funding for DHS would help the department prepare and enact the President’s executive orders on border security and immigration.
Most of the civilian agencies are taking some cuts in their budgets, and a number of programs are being eliminated.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
In one of the busiest weeks yet, the Trump administration gave Congress two budget proposals to debate.
President Donald Trump offered a first look at his upcoming management agenda in the 2018 budget blueprint. The agenda will focus on eliminating agency reporting requirements on IT, acquisition, human capital and real property and letting “managers manage.” It also suggests the budget and reorganization executive order initiatives will drive future agency workforce cuts.
President Donald Trump has called for sweeping cuts to civilian agency spending in his fiscal 2017-18 federal budget proposal, which the White House released Thursday.
Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.
Tom Bossert, assistant to the President for homeland security and counterterrorism, said the cyber priorities of the administration focus on securing federal networks and data, and protecting critical infrastructure.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said proposed budget reductions for agencies such as EPA or HUD are based on the administration’s goals and priorities, and leaders at those agencies will be able to decide how best to address smaller budgets.