Military officials say the 2017 continuing resolution could be the worst yet. The service chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps all told Congress this week that this year could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
President Donald Trump picks Neomi Rao to lead the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and Russell Vought to be deputy director at OMB.
The top military leaders of each branch say the cumulative effect of years of continuing resolutions is taking its toll. But what makes 2017 so much worse than all the other years?
Army officials are in the midst of rethinking everything from how they plan and budget for facility sustainment, to which services truly need to be offered on each post, camp and station.
The Defense Department has carved a bug bounty path that civilian agencies can follow on their own, as long as they don’t try to compare their results to the same level as DoD.
When the hiring freeze started there were about 8,500 vacancies across the Air Force and the service was taking on about 1,300 each month.
Top officials in two military branches say a yearlong continuing resolution would stop civilian hiring and flying hours.
Only one military leader was aware of a new investigation into Tumblr blogs by the military.
Although the Veterans Affairs Department handed over a dozen large construction projects to the Army Corps of Engineers, VA is still responsible for certain management functions, like knowing when a project will be finished and for how much. David Wise, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office, shares some insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
The Army says it has established a new, streamlined process to approve exemptions from President Donald Trump’s governmentwide hiring freeze, and has now approved about 20,000 new civilian hires, up from just 5,500 waivers the service had issued as of a week ago.
Of the Army’s buildings, 22 percent now meet the Defense Department’s criteria for “poor” or “failing” condition. The service faces a backlog of $10.8 billion in deferred maintenance projects.
Top military service officials President Trump’s federal hiring freeze is causing problems for those in the military.
For many years, researchers at the Army Institute of Surgical Research have concentrated on what they call compensatory reserve. That is, how much blood loss can a person sustain and the body still compensate. Dr. Victor Convertino, senior scientist at the Institute, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the Army, in concert with the FDA, has developed a new device that can help prevent battlefield deaths.