Rep. Mac Thornberry’s (R-Texas) said his draft version of the defense authorization bill includes a pay raise for military members and increased missile defense spending.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said his agency’s budget reflects the priorities of the overarching fiscal 2018 budget.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut about 8 percent of its workforce through a VERA/VSIP program by Sept. 2.
The Small Business Administration is scrutinizing every FTE recruitment request, to ensure maximum employee performance and use of resources.
Census Bureau Chief Data Officer Zach Whitman says among the hopes for the site is to serve as a bridge between users who are more familiar with “data-data” and those more versed in geospatial data.
Democrats and Republicans voiced their concern that EPA’s 31 percent cut in funding for fiscal 2018 could do more harm than good, and leave states “holding the bag” for the federal agency.
Zero tracking, limited oversight, and a loss of institutional knowledge all contributed to the Small Business Administration’s failed VERA/VSIP program three years ago.
Experts within the Defense Department are urging their fellow feds to follow the example of the entire government and understand that it’s ok to fail.
The Center’s recommendations include establishing an API for legislative data, addressing the LGBT data gap, and requiring corporate data transparency.
The Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) not only provides resources and guidance on how to handle cyberattacks against the health care sector, it offers a conduit for communication between the government and industry to share best practices.
Tammy Duchesne says sexual harassment is not just a problem at the National Park Service, but that doesn’t mean the agency isn’t addressing the issue with 100 percent effort.
The National Park Service introduced a number of steps to combat personnel issues, such as establishing an ombuds office, conducting a comprehensive survey, and launching new personnel training.
When it comes to data analytics at federal agencies, other areas for improvement include access and ownership, and avoiding the habit of sticking to the status quo.
President Donald Trump unveiled details about his plan to privatize air traffic control. Instead of the FAA handling all aspects of general aviation, a non-profit entity would handle shift service and “route efficiency,” and leave safety to the federal government.
Environmental Protection Agency acting Deputy Administrator Mike Flynn said more details about what positions are included in the VERA/VSIP program will be available this summer.