Trump signs stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown
Six Democrats sent Trump a letter urging him to fill vacancies in the Pentagon. Trump has been under fire from both sides of the aisle for dragging his feet on nominating people to fill Senate-confirmed positions.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act will let agencies keep savings for up to three years to reinvest in IT transformation projects.
Republicans say they will push a short-term spending bill keeping the government open through the House on Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary
Open government advocates, industry, and agency officials are eagerly looking toward the May 9 implementation date for standardized federal spending information.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry won’t give details on what reforms he will propose, but says he thinks DoD might get more money than expected in 2017 defense appropriations.
President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Central Intelligence Agency’s legal department earned bipartisan support on Wednesday after promising to address the cybersecurity concerns voiced by the intelligence community’s leadership.
The Government Accountability Office’s report on reducing agency fragmentation, overlap, and duplication shows the federal government could save tens of billions of dollars — if agencies choose to act on the recommendations and Congress offers its help.
The White House says it won’t happen, but the Office of Management and Budget is asking that agencies prepare to prepare for a government shutdown. Here are four things to remember about your pay, benefits, work status and others if Congress can’t agree on a plan to keep the government running past Friday.
Want to know if you’ll be going to work if the government isn’t funded? We’ll tell you here.
All the pressure is on Congress this week as it deals with a Friday funding deadline. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that shutdown worries are overblown. It’s next year we should be worrying about.
While the looming federal shutdown may be big news inside the Beltway, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that it’s probably not going to be mentioned in next week’s People magazine.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer said April 24 that the work by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and others has been “very positive” and a shutdown is unlikely.
The Government Accountability Office brought in 13 experts on federal technology last fall to have a frank discussion about what’s working and what’s not with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.
Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.