Beyond arguing for a larger fleet, authors of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report on the potential boost of defense funding, say the Navy needs to be re-structured to meet likely future threats. Bryan Clark, a senior fellow at the center, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what that re-imagined fleet would look like.
A Defense Business Board report remains a thorn in DoD’s side, even as the agency stands to get an additional $54 billion in spending for fiscal 2018.
President Donald Trump has signed legislation adding human exploration of Mars to NASA’s mission
The full 2018 budget proposal could include a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. This number is in line with the annual pay adjustment formula set under Title 5 of the U.S. Code for most federal employees under the General Schedule. The President can ultimately choose to differ from this formula and must tell Congress of his alternative by Sept. 1.
DoD’s $52 billion budget boost is not carte blanche; it’s going to have to prove that it’s spending that money wisely, not frittering it away on superficialities.
At the top of the 2018 budget proposal debate list is the ten percent increase in Defense spending. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what little is known about where those additional billions would go.
Final quarter of fiscal 2017 is less than 100 days away and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partner, said contractors need to start thinking about budget and planning now
Federal Headlines reports that the Trump administration will be announcing a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees.
President Donald Trump suggested large cuts to civilian agency spending in his fiscal 2018 federal budget proposal last week. What does this mean for morale at your agency? Let us know by taking our anonymous survey.
President Donald Trump recently proposed a 2018 budget that could reduce funding for most civilian agencies. Bob Tobias, American University professor in the Key Executive Management Program, joined Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how the agencies can still carry out their missions.
The strength and durability of the budget depends not only on the agency, but also on regulations such as the federal hiring freeze. David Lewis, professor of political science at Vanderbilt, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how federal executives can deal with the potential crossover.
The Trump administration is seeking a big increase in defense spending. Big like 10 percent, or more than $50 billion for 2018. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, shares his analysis on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The White House is also requesting a $3 billion boost to the Homeland Security Department, along with an additional $30 billion in defense and Overseas Contingency Operations funding for fiscal 2017. Civilian agencies would shoulder $18 billion in spending cuts. The additional funding for DHS would help the department prepare and enact the President’s executive orders on border security and immigration.
Most of the civilian agencies are taking some cuts in their budgets, and a number of programs are being eliminated.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.