DoJ faces several challenges in 2017 including threats to national and cyber security, overcrowding of prison systems and potential negligence in use of appropriated funds.
The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” includes a $54 billion increase in Defense spending, bringing the top-line spending for Defense to $603 billion and $462 billion for non-defense discretionary spending.
Cybersecurity remains a tough challenge to tackle for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers and oversees the Thrift Savings Plan. Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), an independent auditor found the board lagging on risk management and access strategies.
Departments and agencies are jumping on the video bandwagon and giving the world a look inside some of their facilities.
One area where federal agencies have been able to save money is by ensuring projects run smoothly. Last year, agencies were able to save an average of $25 million per $1 billion spent with better project management. That’s what Mark Langely, CEO of the Project Management Institute, told Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
2017 may finally offer a peek of sunlight for another base realignment and closure cycle. Congressional resistance to BRAC is faltering, said Chris Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, and that may bring some fiscal savings to DoD.
Frederick Douglass was appointed U.S. Marshal by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877, making him one of the first African American marshals.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, newly appointed Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin names a new Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary.
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Linda Springer, a former OMB and OPM appointee, is serving as the senior advisor to the director for management.
The House Homeland Security Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees are going to prioritize oversight of how agencies hire and train their workforces to deal with cybersecurity.
The Office of Personnel Management’s National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) awarded a contractor for support services in January, but now is facing complaints from two unsuccessful bidders.
The Posse Foundation helps boost college graduation rates while making college degrees more accessible for lower income portions of the Washington, D.C. region.
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.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.