Seventeen senators introduced a bill to ensure federal employees get paid, even if Congress can’t agree how to fund the government past April 28.
FDA Chief Information Officer Todd Simpson has developed an IT cost allocation model so mission areas can pay for what they use, instead of just a flat fee.
The IRS says a “convenience app” on the Education Department’s student loan online application is being used to steal identities and file tax returns. The tax agency is working to notify potential victims and has flagged the accounts to protect against future ID theft attempts.
The Internal Revenue Service continues to think of ways to modernize its IT systems and navigate the dangerous waters of identity theft and refund scams, —, even as the agency is being asked for a seventh year to tighten its belt.
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?
The proposed cuts from the Trump administration could be an opportunity for agency managers to get creative. With less money to go around, there may be less money to maintain legacy IT systems, so that means updating it or utilizing other methods may be the best route. Federal News Radio’s Eric White learns more from Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Coast Guard almost faced a $1 billion cut to its funding in President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget. The service avoided that peril, but there are plenty of other things for the Coast Guard to work on. Adm. Paul Zukunft, the Coast Guard commandant, spoke with Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione on Federal Drive with Tom Temin at the Sea Air Space Symposium in National Harbor, Maryland.
Last year the Internal Revenue Service showed improved telephone customer service, and close to 300 million visits to the Where’s My Refund? site. Agency leadership and advocates say those are just two examples of why the tax agency needs full funding in FY2018.
A 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget in fiscal 2018 would force EPA to cut nearly 4,000 full time equivalent employees, begin cost-saving IT modernization projects and reduce the agency’s physical footprint. New budget documents describe funding levels and policy decisions at EPA that would support the President’s 2018 budget request.
A majority of federal employees who took a Federal News Radio survey said they believe Congress will make good on President Donald Trump’s proposed civilian agency cuts for fiscal 2018.
Three senior Air Force generals urged lawmakers to pass a complete budget, warning that another continuing resolution would have consequences for the Air Force so dire that all training missions would be grounded for two months.
Heading toward April, the Trump administration was operating on several fronts, following the withdrawal of Republican-led legislation revising health care law.
According to budget documents that Federal News Radio obtained, the Food and Drug Administration would see $40 million in cuts to employee salaries and administrative expenses during the last five months of fiscal 2017. The Homeland Security Department would lose $41 million for the Financial Systems Modernization program, a shared services effort affiliated with the Interior Department’s Interior Business Center.
The President’s management agenda lays out points of emphasis the President wants agency managers to show progress in. That’s sort of a first for Presidential skinny budgets. The idea is receiving praise from good government associations like the Partnership for Public Service. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Margot Conrad, director of Education and Outreach for the Partnership, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Brian Friel, founder and CEO of Nation Analytics, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to dicuss President Donald Trump’s budget and what it could mean for contractors navigating the federal market. March 28, 2017