A survey finds inspectors general worried about the hiring freeze and budget cuts that could cost more money than they would save.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) laid the weight of DoD’s first audit squarely on the shoulders of David Norquist, President Trump’s pick for DoD comptroller. The department hasn’t been audited in 17 years, and has spent the past seven engaged in audit-readiness preparations.
Although President Donald Trump lifted the federal hiring freeze, former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says many agencies are stuck in hiring limbo.
The more bitter the arguments over the federal budget become on Capitol Hill, the more members might resort to anything. Especially if the Trump administration refuses to spend money it didn’t want appropriated in the first place. There’s a law for that. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share the details.
Agency chief information officers’ concerns about major changes to the capital planning and investment control (CPIC) process for 2019 were heard loud and clear by the Office of Management and Budget.
Trump signed the $1 trillion spending bill keeping government open through September.
The Senate is sending President Donald Trump the first big bill of his presidency
As the 2020 census approaches, lawmakers and the Government Accountability Office are concerned about the Census Bureau’s cost estimation practices, lack of transparency and cybersecurity. No one currently has a clear picture of what the 2020 census will cost, although best estimates put it around $12.5 billion.
House to vote Thursday on health care legislation, GOP leaders guarantee passage
The Veterans Affairs Department is preparing a “State of VA” report on the challenges facing the agency, Secretary David Shulkin told reporters Wednesday. The report comes as VA quickly begins to plot some of its efforts to comply with the President’s government reorganization efforts during the fiscal 2018 budget cycle. VA is one of few civilian agencies that may see a major funding boost next year, according to the President’s budget proposal.
Former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal says federal employees can count their blessings under the new omnibus bill — but for how long?
Contractors, no less than federal employees, can relax now that Congress and the administration managed to keep the government open for business. Luckily some processes didn’t hesitate. Such as a training session for contractors recently staged by the General Services Administration. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
President Donald Trump voices his displeasure over the $1 trillion budget deal for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and suggests a shutdown might be in order if the 2018 elections don’t favor Republicans.
The spending package gives the Homeland Security Department about $1.5 billion for border security activities for the remaining five months of the fiscal year. For civilian agencies, here are six other areas to take note of in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.
How can federal IT professionals innovate in a constantly changing environment with a shrinking budget? Find out this week, when Larry Katzman, vice president of Business Development at Applied Information Services, joins host John Gilroy on Federal Tech Talk. May 2, 2017