At the top of the 2018 budget proposal debate list is the ten percent increase in Defense spending. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what little is known about where those additional billions would go.
The Homeland Security Department is working with the administration to support President Donald Trump’s cyber priorities, including protection of critical infrastructure and strengthening the cyber workforce.
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.
The Trump administration has had an extra month to work on its cybersecurity executive order. Former federal cyber officials and industry stakeholders say it’s important to consider the role of agency leaders, and not to jump to conclusions about vacancies for cyber executives.
President Trump’s pick to head the Air Force is highly qualified, but some experts think her business connections are dubious.
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.
Viola’s nomination was out of the blue, but experts say that might work to his advantage. Outsiders can create an opportunity for change through new perspectives.
After cutting burdensome training and duties, the Air Force is creating a board to review more issues in the future.
Congress fences off funds for the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment until DoD submits a report.
The House Armed Services Committee Chairman is hoping President-elect Donald Trump will introduce a supplemental defense budget when he gets in office.
President-elect Donald Trump’s suggested hiring freeze on the federal workforce could have major implications for federal contractors. With possible plans to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition and retirements, some contractors say industry may have to shoulder more of the workload, since the capability requirements won’t change even as government shrinks.
Despite a crazy election, members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees found stability in the results.
Defense-minded voters have been left with relatively little to go on as the nation nears the end of a presidential campaign that’s included only scant discussion of military issues.
If it wasn’t for clunky federal hiring practices and slow security clearances, the government would be a highly competitive employer for cybersecurity-skilled people. That’s a major finding from a survey done by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Katrina Timlin, an associate fellow at CSIS joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the findings.
Defense Department spending on research and development has suffered historic declines during the budget drawdown that’s been in progress since 2009.