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.
Dr. Matthew D. Harris, an associate adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, argues reducing the number of smaller OIGs will enhance the overall independence and effectiveness of the IG community.
Proposed changes to the federal retirement system could force current federal employees to delay retirements and spark financial hardship for current retirees. Federal financial experts discuss these proposals, which President Donald Trump included in his full fiscal 2018 budget request.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget will request money for the central IT modernization fund and outline more specifics about how agencies can apply for money.
Many of the ideas President Donald Trump outlined in his March budget blueprint remain the same in his final budget proposal, which he released Tuesday. But federal employees will notice other proposals that are new — and have the potential to impact them directly.
With the Trump administration proposing budget cuts and workforce reductions in other agencies, many feds could soon find themselves offered a lump sum to call it quits early. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what you should consider before making a decision.
The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman says her subcommittee is working toward President Donald Trump’s requested budget.
Soldiers might be Army strong, but the same cannot necessarily be said about the buildings they work in. The service is facing a nearly eleven billion dollar tag to get its facilities and installations fixed. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione was joined by Randy Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the army for installations, energy and environment, and Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installations management, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the issue further.
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 Navy’s senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined.
Based on what’s happened so far in 2017, budget expert Stan Collender said the administration is already behind schedule on budgets and appropriations as far ahead as 2019, and the tactics Republican lawmakers are using make catching up unlikely.
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.
Late as it is, the 2017 spending bill could provide a lot of work for federal contractors, even if it doesn’t contain money for a border wall. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide more of an assessment. He also discussed the same legislation in a recent blog.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office gives agency budget directors a bit of good news.