President Donald Trump’s budget request sent to Congress May 23 calls for an increase of $1.6 billion for federal technology programs and projects.
The Defense Department is requesting $575 billion in its base budget, a $52 billion increase from last year to help increase readiness.
It’s that most wonderful day of the year — the arrival of the White House budget request. Predictably and drearily, on Capitol Hill, they’ll call it dead on arrival. But it sure has the power to liven things up across the mall. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what happens next.
Senate appropriators continue to be concerned about the Modernizing Government Technology Act, particularly letting each agency have a working capital fund.
Industry and lawmakers generally like the bill, but think it might need to be fleshed out a little more.
So clearly there is risk in eliminating the polygraph for new hire. A risk management approach asks, is it a risk worth taking?
In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill that would limit the authority agencies have to give bonuses to bad-behaving federal employees has cleared its first congressional step.
The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman says her subcommittee is working toward President Donald Trump’s requested budget.
Both the Veterans Affairs and Justice departments believe they can easily resolve some concerns with the constitutionality of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. DoJ is concerned, however, that VA will run into the same issues that ultimately rendered a controversial provision on firing senior executives unconstitutional.
In today’s Federal Newscast, following the massive WannaCry ransomware cyber attack, a group of senators introduced legislation to set up a board to regulate disclosures of hardware and software vulnerabilities discovered by federal agencies.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls for the Pentagon to enter into private commercial marketplaces.
The Section 809 Panel, tasked by Congress to streamline defense acquisition, is giving its initial recommendations just one day before a major acquisition reform bill goes public.
Pay freeze for certain political officials has been extended by legislation, according to OMB memo. Those affected will be barred from pay increases past executive 2013 levels until the end of the calendar year through Jan. 6, 2018.
The Trump administration is calling on agencies to find new ways to improve services to citizens, including an overhaul of digital services. That’s where the Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017 comes in. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, spoke on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about how things are adding up.
Members of Congress are talking a lot about civil service reform these days. A bill introduced in the Senate, called the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, would put most managers under title 38, taking away some civil service protections. Bob Tobias, a professor in the Key Executive Leadership program at American University, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the long view.